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Nosy Parkers and Butternuts (minicast)

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Grant goes through the mailbag, offering answers about the terms “nosy parker,” “out of pocket,” and about whether the word “falsehood” has its origins in medieval garb. He also throws a question out to listeners about what is supposedly a mild British oath, “butternut!”

As mentioned in the podcast, the earliest use of “nosey parker” so far found is from 1890 in the British Belgravia magazine, indexed at Google Book Search.

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