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  • Ned Barnett
    http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayindex.htm If you re a word-origin junkie like I am, you re going to love this site. Warning - it will eat your
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 28, 2010
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      http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayindex.htm



      If you're a word-origin junkie like I am, you're going to love this site.


      Warning - it will eat your mind for hours if you start browsing .



      Ned Barnett, APR

      Fellow, American Hospital Association - Marketing & PR

      Barnett Marketing Communications

      420 N. Nellis Blvd., A3-276

      Las Vegas NV 89110

      702-696-1200 - office

      702-561-1167 - cell/text

      www.barnettmarcom.com





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    • Rob Frankel
      ... I always love these sites, but be careful - they re not always right. The phrase Over a barrel is clearly wrong. The origin of that phrase originated
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 11, 2010
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        At 11:35 AM -0800 1/28/10, Ned Barnett wrote thusly:
        >http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayindex.htm
        >
        >
        >
        >If you're a word-origin junkie like I am, you're going to love this site.
        >
        >Warning - it will eat your mind for hours if you start browsing .
        >
        >

        I always love these sites, but be careful - they're not always right.
        The phrase "Over a barrel" is clearly wrong. The origin of that
        phrase originated when a target was in someone's gun site -- the
        target was "over a barrel" of a gun, not a wooden cask filled with
        anything like oil or pickles.

        FYI

        --
        Rob Frankel

        "Branding is not about getting your prospects to choose you over your
        competition; it's about getting your prospects to see you as the only
        solution to their problem." (TM) -- Rob Frankel, branding expert and
        author of "The Revenge of Brand X: How to build a Big Time Brand on
        the web or anywhere else."
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      • David P. Dillard
        This link could add to the reliability of phrase origin finding in terms of accuracy of the information provided.
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 11, 2010
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          This link could add to the reliability of phrase origin finding in terms
          of accuracy of the information provided.


          <http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=%22PHRASE+ORIGINS%
          22+OR+%22ORIGIN+OF+PHRASES%22&btnG=Search+Books>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          <http://tinyurl.com/yzgrb5b>


          This link as well could prove useful:


          <http://scholar.google.com/scholar?um=1&q=%22PHRASE%20ORIGINS%
          22%20OR%20%22ORIGIN%20OF%20PHRASES%22&sa=N&hl=en&tab=ps>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          <http://tinyurl.com/y8znvzm>



          And here is some media coverage of this topic:


          <http://news.google.com/archivesearch?um=1&cf=all&ned=
          us&hl=en&q=%22PHRASE+ORIGINS%22+OR+%22ORIGIN+OF+PHRASES%22&cf=all>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          <http://tinyurl.com/yfvjlr7>


          Trying to picture all of this content can phrase the nerves:


          <http://images.google.com/images?um=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22PHRASE%
          20ORIGINS%22%20OR%20%22ORIGIN%20OF%20PHRASES%22&cf=all&sa=N&tab=ni>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          http://tinyurl.com/yf5uj7c



          The topic has even gotten the attention of bloggers


          <http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?um=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=%
          22PHRASE%20ORIGINS%22%20OR%20%22ORIGIN%20OF%20PHRASES%22&cf=
          all&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=ib>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          <http://tinyurl.com/ydp7k4j>



          The government even seems to be going through a phrase


          <http://www.google.com/unclesam?hl=en&q=%22PHRASE+
          ORIGINS%22+OR+%22ORIGIN+OF+PHRASES%22&btnG=Search>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          <http://tinyurl.com/yfp4282>


          I even think we have content on Net-Gold regarding this subject:



          <http://www.google.com/search?q=(%22PHRASE+ORIGINS%22+OR+
          %22ORIGIN+OF+PHRASES%22)+and+%22net-gold%
          22+and+%22temple.edu%22&hl=en&filter=0>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          <http://tinyurl.com/ybxhq8q>


          and of course there is always SCIRUS to turn to:


          <http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/search?q=%22PHRASE+
          ORIGINS%22+OR+%22ORIGIN+OF+PHRASES%22&t=all&sort=0&g=s>


          A shorter URL for the above link:


          http://tinyurl.com/ygw73r3


          It may be important to keep in mind in public relations that folks who use
          phrases in their communication with you, may in fact be trying to
          preposition you.



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          <http://www.google.com/search?q=%22meet+the+googles%22+and+
          %22net-gold%22&hl=en&rls=DAUS,DAUS:2006-11,DAUS:en&filter=0>

          A shorter URL for the above link:

          <http://tinyurl.com/52t9hj>

          AND

          <http://sites.google.com/site/searchtoolsfamily/>





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          On Thu, 11 Feb 2010, Rob Frankel wrote:

          >  
          >
          > At 11:35 AM -0800 1/28/10, Ned Barnett wrote thusly:
          > >http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayindex.htm
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >If you're a word-origin junkie like I am, you're going to love this site.
          > >
          > >Warning - it will eat your mind for hours if you start browsing .
          > >
          > >
          >
          > I always love these sites, but be careful - they're not always right.
          > The phrase "Over a barrel" is clearly wrong. The origin of that
          > phrase originated when a target was in someone's gun site -- the
          > target was "over a barrel" of a gun, not a wooden cask filled with
          > anything like oil or pickles.
          >
          > FYI
          >
          > --
          > Rob Frankel
          >
          > "Branding is not about getting your prospects to choose you over your
          > competition; it's about getting your prospects to see you as the only
          > solution to their problem." (TM) -- Rob Frankel, branding expert and
          > author of "The Revenge of Brand X: How to build a Big Time Brand on
          > the web or anywhere else."
          > http://www.RobFrankel.com
          > Blog: http://www.robfrankelblog.com
          > 818-990-8623 or 1-888-ROBFRANKEL * E-Fax 413-778-0909
          > AIM/SKYPE/GIZMO: ROBFRANKEL Twitter: @brandingexpert
          >
          >
          >
          >

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