Monthly Archives: April 2009

>A Phrase A Week – La-di-da

> La-di-da Meaning Used to highlight and ridicule snobbish forms of behaviour or speech. Origin ‘La-di-da’ was fading out of use in the language until it staged something of a comeback following its use by the eponymous heroine of the … Continue reading

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>Phrase of the Week: Rule of Thumb

> Rule of thumb Meaning A means of estimation made according to a rough and ready practical rule, not based on science or exact measurement. Origin The ‘rule of thumb’ has been said to derive from the belief that English … Continue reading

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>Phrase of the Week – Proof in the Pudding

>The proof of the pudding Meaning To fully test something you need to experience it yourself. Origin ‘The proof of the pudding’ is just shorthand for ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. That makes sense at least, … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: MP3: the digital music revolution

>I forgot all about this article until I searched my name and the auburn plainsman together. I used to work for them. 🙂 theplainsman.comThe Auburn Plainsman Online Y O U R S O U R C E F O R … Continue reading

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