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The “Bloody” Blog

There is an urban legend that the British slang term “bloody” is derived from the phrase “by our Lady” which is blasphemous and therefore ought not to be said, or perhaps the oath “‘s Blood,” as being short for “God’s … Continue reading

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Curse you, Shakespeare!

I am blessed with an editor who has an old-fashioned attention to detail–and an OED.  (That’s the Oxford English Dictionary, for the uninitiated.)  My own  OED is the two-volume one with a magnifying glass which I acquired through a friend … Continue reading

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