Saturday, September 18, 2004

Found this very curious secondhand book - In a Word by Margaret Ernst and James Thurber. Opened it up and found it was explaining the etymology of word with cartoons! How amazing, a dictionary with cartoons.Some of the cartoons have a very dry sense of humour, some are quite surreal. Candidate originated in Rome and means white robed. Apparently politicians had to dress in white togas and parade along the street and people voted for the whitest. Imagine Ian Paisley in a toga! You can see some cartoons from this book on my photo page:

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