Nice little article: a few origins
Posted by ESC on July 16, 2003
In Reply to: Nice little article: a few origins posted by Bob on July 15, 2003
: : See
: : books.guardian.co.uk/ departments/ referenceandlanguages/ story/ 0,6000,975998,00.html
: : for some leisurely lexicography
: I especially liked the origins of "to curry favo(u)r" which has a loopy history.
I like the "hobbit" origin.