Life is a metaphor, old chum.

Following on from the Frizzy Logic link in the previous post but one about metaphor, I browsed queen-B’s links to all sorts of interesting linguisitic blogs and resources – via Language Hat en-route naturally. She has an excellent FrizzyLinks page.

World Wide Words site by Michael Quinion on the actual and apochryphal etymologies of English expressions, both common-place and obsure.

Also the Online Etymology Dictionary.

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