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  • The BBC says "The word 'car' has been in use since at least 1382. It comes from the Latin 'carrus,' a two-wheeled vehicle for carrying burdens."


    "Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth" --Erma Bombeck

    July 29, 2009

  • Another definition: The traditional position of the main editor of a newspaper, who sat behind a large horseshoe-shaped desk (or desks arranged like a horseshoe) facing his assistant editors.

    Example: "Because of the horseshoe shape, the chief is surrounded on three sides by desks and is said to be "in the slot" and his helpers "on the rim." The slot man is the news editor....

    -- Neal, R.M. News Gathering and News Writing. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1949.

    July 12, 2009

  • The first example (caption) does not appear as a definition.

    July 12, 2009

  • "Great Caesar's ghost!" is a traditional exclamation of surprise.

    June 13, 2009

  • "The Who" is a British rock band formed in 1964.

    June 11, 2009

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