Translations and Word Origins: WORDS Mailing List
Topic: This list provides a light-hearted discussion of English-English and American-English phrases and how they might have originated. These phrases have been passed down to us by our ancestors and have become part of our heritage (e.g., saved by the bell, turn the tables, the whole 9 yards, the upper crust).
There is a Web page for the WORDS mailing list at http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/.
For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at WORDSemail@example.com.
- Subscribing. Clicking on one of the shortcut links below should work, but if your browser doesn't understand them, try these manual instructions: to join WORDS-L, send mail to WORDS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body. To join WORDS-D, do the same thing with WORDS-Demail@example.com.
- Unsubscribing. To leave WORDS-L, send mail to WORDS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with the single word unsubscribe in the message subject and body. To leave WORDS-D, do the same thing with WORDS-Demail@example.com.
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