Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Words in History

Then & Now Definition of Words Used in History
  • backlog
    • then:  biggest log in the fire
    • now:  a pile of work you still need to do
  • hook up
    • then:  getting some kind of device connection
    • now:  finding someone to have sex with
  • cheater:
    • then:  office appointed to look after king's land lapsing to the Crown on the death of the owner interstate without heirs
    • now: dishonest person
  • pretty:
    • then:  crafty and cunning
    • now:  good-looking
  • terrible:
    • then:  inspiring great fear
    • now:  excessive or extreme in bad way

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