RE: [pepysdiary] "According to Cocker"
Sure thing, Guy. It's a fantastic newsletter -- well-written and researched. I always learn something new from it!
--- On Sun, 1/20/13, Guy Consterdine <guy@...> wrote:
From: Guy Consterdine <guy@...>
Subject: RE: [pepysdiary] "According to Cocker"
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:48 AM
That was interesting to read; thanks for alerting us to it. I didn’t know of the existence of the World Wide Words newsletter, but found it all interesting, including the reference to the word chiz which I haven’t used since school days.
Sam (and his slide rule) gets a mention this week as part of an explanation of the origins of the phrase above, in Michael Quinion's always-excellent e-newsletter, World Wide Words. Online version can be found here: