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"The use of the word hot to refer to something sexually arousing also dates back to the 1500s"

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An amazing thread on Ask MetaFilter has a simple premise: What are some current-sounding phrases that go back further than you would think--used the way we use them today? The thread is filled with gems like this jawdropper:

"Newfangled" appears in Chaucer's works, circa 1390

05/17/12
by mathowie

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