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by seeking knowledge
Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Age before beauty
Replies: 4
Views: 6328

Age before beauty

As I was talking to person much older than myself the other day, I heard myself say "age before beauty" in jest. I have heard and used that phrase before, always in the context of a kind of cynical joke, meant to only be used when you have an escape planned. Just in case..! My curiosity has got the ...
by seeking knowledge
Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: dystopic
Replies: 4
Views: 5716

dystopic

I was reading an article named "Where have all the parents gone" by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead. I came across the word "dystopic". Since it was part of my homework assignment, I looked up this word on my favorite free online dictionary: Merriam-Webster. It didn't recognize "dystopic" as a word but list...
by seeking knowledge
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: letting her hair down
Replies: 15
Views: 37118

letting her hair down

Ken, thank you for your input, it was helpful. Where do you get all that information from? Somehow, my ingenuity in research is sadly lacking. I'm sorry, Bob from Wales, that your hair is limited to the social confines of the day. I don't have any problems with that. I can both let my hair down lite...
by seeking knowledge
Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: thoughts-inner dialog
Replies: 5
Views: 4182

thoughts-inner dialog

I'm actually a fan of italics to portray the thought process in a story. It is a definite way to set the person's thought process apart from the story itself and dialogue between two people. I also think that having the person think too much in your story could drag down the story. Hence you have a ...
by seeking knowledge
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: letting her hair down
Replies: 15
Views: 37118

letting her hair down

I am looking for the origin of the phrase "letting her hair down". I seem to recall seeing somewhere that it originated in ancient Greece, however I'm don't remember why or even if I have my facts straight. Also, pardon me if this has already been discussed, but I searched and couldn't find it.