Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Jim Smith, who, as far as I have been able to determine, has never been accused of being all mouth and trousers, sends along this nifty Daily Telegraph (UK) article, which is an excerpt from Michael Quinion's new book on word origins, Port Out, Starboard Home.
Good stuff for sure.
(And yes, on his website, Mr. Quinion discusses the origin of "tip.")
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