16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem
Posted: 25 July 2013 05:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem

Friend as a verb surprised me.

“The earliest citations for “outasight” come from the 1890s.” - but they don’t say what that citation is or how the word was actually used.

“Fly” definitely surprised me.

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Posted: 25 July 2013 05:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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From OED

1893 S. Crane Maggie xviii. 150 You’re the kind of a man we like, Pete. You’re outa sight!

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Posted: 25 July 2013 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks, happydog.

(A bit unsurprised by frigging and booze)

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