Friday, March 15, 2013

Phrase of the day

Christopher Howse in the Spectator (where else?) reviews Ware’s Dictionary of Slang and Phrase, by J Redding Ware, published by the Bodleian Library, no less:
Ware, born in 1832, served time for threatening his father, a Southwark cheesemonger, with a bacon-knife. Sinking into magazine journalism . . .  

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