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ETYMOLOGY: TINHORN, TIN-POT

FOR A WHILE there, I thought I had completed my Etymology for Our Times series. (Google “SimanaitisSays Etymology” for a sampling.) However, on July 4, the bone-spur-challenged president’s reality TV … Continue reading

July 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

I AM EMBARRASSED

IN MY continuing series of Etymology for our Times, today I examine the word “embarrass.” Merriam-Webster defines its first meaning as “to cause to experience a state of self-conscious distress.” … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

BEATRICE D’ESSLING WAS A REAL CRACK

ONCE AGAIN, I SEEM to feed myself (and you) lines that call for more research. A couple days ago, I cited The San Francisco Call newspaper describing actress Beatrice d’Essling … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 1 Comment