It’s time to head back to the Jazz Age. This week’s snippet comes from the fourth Turbulence and Triumph book, Ocean’s Ride. William’s about to learn that his wife isn’t one to back down easily in today’s seven snippets: 1,462 more words
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Etymology of the word “flapper”
There is debate over what the etymology of the word “flapper” really is.
Perhaps from flapper “young wild-duck or partridge” (1747), with reference to flapping wings while learning to fly, of which many late 19th century examples are listed in Wright’s “English Dialect Dictionary” (1900), including one that defines it as “A young partridge unable to fly. 208 more words
The musical “Speakeasy” begins in darkness. The overture has concluded, all lights have dimmed, we can’t see anything and all we hear is a chime like tone (on an octave of G). 1,006 more words