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Monday, May 17, 2010

Here's Something Interesting I Learned

While writing that last post, I wanted to be sure I had spelled "Merkin" correctly, so I typed it into Yahoo.

And this came up:

Origin of term

According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language the term stems from a corruption of the obsolete word malkin, meaning a lower-class woman or mop,

Yes, Malkin means " a lower class woman or mop," and is the basis for the word "merkin."

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-fdb1XJQypQ/SA_b2AyDAkI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/-IaZQaigw4Y/s400/malkin-foxnews.jpg
I'm never going to be able to look at Michelle Malkin the same way again.

Every time I see this:

http://orvillelloyddouglas.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/michelle-malkin-ff1.jpg

I'm going to have no choice but to think of this:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_c4twH_sjx5o/RxGsC9zn8BI/AAAAAAAAAqs/IqtvgkUy3Ys/s400/MerkinFl.jpg

And now, neither will you.

You're welcome.

2 comments:

a rose is a rose said...

yeah, let me say it again. THANKS. what goes around comes around prof

Bearsharrrk said...

Love this. Thank you.