Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Random Fact #22

Random Fact #22: The word "hoosegow," which is a silly euphemism for the word "prison," comes from the Spanish word "juzgado," which means "court."

Source: R. W. Holder's How Not To Say What You Mean: A Dictionary of Euphemisms.

Sometimes when I'm working on something in the library and I need to take a quick break, I get up and start wandering around the bookshelves. If you go in deep enough, it gets really quiet and you can start to believe that you're alone in this enormous library stuffed to the gills with books on every subject imaginable. 

Tonight, my eyes were getting a little droopy while I was reading Shakespeare's King Lear, so I wandered off and stumbled upon this book. I just couldn't leave it.

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