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Re: Easter quiz


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Posted by Magnus Smith on April 19, 2018 at 03:43:29 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: Easter quiz posted by Mike Dennis on April 05, 2018 at 22:05:32:

And the origin of this peculiar phrase?

One website says "eggs is eggs" might be a corruption of the phrase "x is x" from a mathematical sort of deduction. Seems reasonable until you see other websites claiming the phrase appeared in a dictionary of slang published in 1699. Do 17th century mathematicians use slang? Do the sort of people who use slang, know about mathematical formulae?

To kick the debate off... what other weird old fashioned phrases can you find in the 12 books?



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