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2013/12/13
1:17pm
mrseck
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A saying my parents occassionally used when a description or instructions were long and wordy was 'that was by way of grandfather's barn'.  I was wondering from where did this originate or was it something my family made up!

 

2013/12/13
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Dick
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That was discussed in this broadcast.  Grant's description of the broadcast touches on the discussion but if you'll listen to the program you'll get a thorough answer.

 

http://www.waywordradio.org/discussion/topics/that-old-book-smell/

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