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Tag Archives: “A Dictionary of the Underworld” Eric Partridge

ETYMOLOGY: FROM PHONY TO FAWNEY TO FANNY PART 2

MAYBE THE words phony and fawney are related to the word “fanny”? With regard to fanny, though, be forewarned: This word has two distinct meanings, one English and the other … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

ETYMOLOGY: FROM PHONY TO FAWNEY TO FANNY PART 1

THERE ARE times when etymological searches take unexpected turns: I started off with “phony,” certainly an appropriate entry in my Etymology for our Times (EfoT) series. This led, in a … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment