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To wax nostalgic

Posted by R. Berg on March 13, 2007

In Reply to: To wax nostalgic posted by Bob on March 13, 2007

: : "To wax nostalgic" I believe, means to fondly look back to an earlier time or specific event. Correct?

: No. You've described being nostalgic, not waxing nostalgic.

When "wax" doesn't mean giving a protective coating to a surface, it means "become." A dictionary will confirm this. To wax nostalgic is to become nostalgic. You have the right meaning for "nostalgic." ~rb

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