Tag Archives: Robert Browning
thoughtlet

thoughtlet

  Robert Browning (circa 1888)       The noun thoughtlet, composed of the noun thought and the diminutive suffix -let (as in booklet), denotes a small or insignificant thought. Its first known user is the English poet Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849) in Peter Faultless to his Brother Simon (1820): Is there a sage of titum-tumti […]

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slogan

slogan

  The Death of Chatterton (1856), by Henry Wallis (1830-1916)         A slogan was originally a war cry or battle cry employed by Scottish Highlanders or Borderers, or by the native Irish, usually consisting of a personal surname or the name of a gathering-place. The word is from Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, composed of […]

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