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mookster commented on the word debenture scrip
What a fascinating phrase! For me, it elicits connotations of men with bushy grey moustaches and plum-red chops
February 8, 2009
BrainyBabe commented on the word debenture scrip
"A certain City gentleman, a man of exemplary character and simple tastes, modest, retiring, industrious, friend to animals, ex-scoutmaster, and good son to his mother, had absent-mindedly issued to the public an alarming amount of debenture scrip which, through some clerical inadvertence, was worth less than the paper it was printed on." -- ''Yashima, or, The Gorgeous West'' by R T Sherwood, 1931.
December 24, 2008