- n. A female given name, popular at the turn of the 20th century.
- Short form of names of Old English origin beginning with Ethel-, æþel ("noble"). First used in the 19th century. Cognate to the Germanic Adela and Adele. (Wiktionary)
“Frankly, when people think ethics, the name Ethel O’Shea doesn’t usually leap to mind, as you might well imagine.”
“Phred has had his Windows washed, and everything reinstalled; Ethel is getting the same treatment.”
“Maybe the name Ethel should be changed to ... something else. "”
“So, anyway, my wife Ethel is just talking with this Russian guy, and she just happens to blurt out that the American fission bomb is based on an imploding-sphere design with synchronized explosive charges placed in a regular, radial pattern along the outside of the sphere.”
“C2H5 (ethyl, perhaps a pun on the name Ethel), C2H5OH (ethanol),”
“In case you haven’t met her, Ethel is an amazing, fun and fascinating woman.”
“The electoral register lists everyone living in the Denton area eligible to vote and I'm damn sure that anyone called Ethel and Wilf have got to be of voting age.”
“Let's make her middle name Ethel" may elicit an obvious groan or just a polite shaking of the head.”
“(We couldn't bring ourselves to call Ethel) Nice distraction: The "Pretty in Pink" - era pics of her and her husband Rich (he looked like Spencer Pratt then), as they embarked on baby-making, barely out of their teens.”
“A few weeks after the first case, another patient, a young woman called Ethel Longoria, was just as terrifyingly ill as the first patient.”
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