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Posted: 06 December 2016 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The prosaic explanation is the more likely one, but the other explanation is more clever

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Posted: 06 December 2016 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yes, I like the second one for its wit but it does seem more probable that it’s a refinement of the original.

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Posted: 06 December 2016 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There was a show a few years ago: Hawaiian five o, where at the end of each segment the lead detective would say: “book ‘em Dano!”

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Posted: 06 December 2016 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You could even get booked for booking ...http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/683/

[Edit: fixed link —dw]

[ Edited: 07 December 2016 05:04 AM by Dave Wilton ]
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Posted: 06 December 2016 11:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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OP Tipping - 06 December 2016 11:39 PM

You could even get booked for booking ...http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/683/

I can’t access the link.

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Posted: 07 December 2016 05:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The verb to book, as in to process a criminal suspect in custody is unrelated. That refers to processing after initial arrest, or even by extension the arrest itself (which is what McGarrett was telling Dano to do). Throwing the book comes in at the other end of the criminal process, at sentencing after the trial. The verb goes back to the 18th century.

I probably should have addressed them together though. Others will have the same thought.

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Posted: 07 December 2016 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Just curious.  When was the Bible first called ‘’The Book’’?

[ Edited: 08 December 2016 06:46 PM by droogie ]
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