The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 2/17/17

Dammy-boy:

“An unruly person, in allusion to the habit of the excessive use of the word damn.”

–from Albert Hyamson’s Dictionary English Phrases, 1922

 

I’ve had a couple of heroes who could have been called “dammy-boys.” LOL

And here’s one from the classic movie, My Fair Lady, with Rex Harrison playing dammy-boy Henry Higgins. (You needn’t watch the whole 6 minute clip if you don’t want to. The first 30 seconds will suffice.) 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 2/17/17

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    I’m sure there are some Dammy-Boy’s around! But what a shocking word in this movie! I’d forgotten he said it!

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