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2015-10-27 calling inanimate objects "guys":

Hello, I hope that you're having a fine day,       To the best of my knowledge, the use of 'guy' in this androgynous way grew out of the women's liberation movement of the 1960's-1970's.   Late night comedians

2015-03-31 first use of the word "Partner":

Hello, I hope that you're having a wonderful week.         The word "partner" came to English from the Latin word "partitionem"defined at the time as portion or partition;  We next see the word "Partnier"

2015-03-28 Latin phrase meaning:

Hello, I hope you're having a fine weekend!  My specialty is etymology; the origin of English words and phrases.  However, I do believe that "tempus et nullus speravit"      Is the preferred Latin phrase

2014-11-20 origin of "Wow!":

 Hello,  I hope that you're having a fine weekend.  Please forgive the delayed response.  I've been a bit under the weather.    I have always thought 'wow' to be onamonapiac, that is ,an imitation of

2014-07-17 Meaning of Word "Eulogy":

 Hello, I hope you're having a fine week.    Originally a eulogy was a formal oration in praise of someone.   In more recent usage, it has come to mean 'a speech or piece   of writing that praises someone


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