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Re: August body

Posted by R. Berg on September 06, 2005

In Reply to: August body posted by Paolo A. Navarrete on September 06, 2005

: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "august body"? Can't find it anywhere except when it is being used. Thanks!

It's become a cliché in political speaking, like "my fellow Americans" and "the honorable gentleman." Probably impossible to identify its first use.