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"Fair and Square"

Posted by Ade on February 11, 2000

In Reply to: "Fair and Square" posted by Frankie on February 11, 2000

: Fair and (even or balanced).
: OK. I understand what fair means. But square?
: Why does square mean balanced (ie: square meal)
: Is it because there are four basic food groups-- hence, four corners of a square. What if there were only three basic food groups -would it be "Fair and Triangle"
: P.S. Is this the same square as the 1950's cliche for nerd?

Anything to do with a Masonic Connection perhaps? e.g. 'On the Square' 'On the Level etc..