I love those old labels! They lied through their teeth, sometimes, but they were decorative and entertaining!Hmm. Can a label lie through its teeth? 'Lied through their typography' doesn't have quite the same ring though, does it? LOL!
Yes! They are wonderful! I found this one on the Te Papa Museum website - I love the way she 'prepared it ONLY by herself, *and* EXCLUSIVELY by herself, AND (somehow - eh???!) UNDER HER OWN SUPERVISION.Being a nun, perhaps she had abilities us only 3-dimensional people don't have...
Mary Joseph Aubert was a sexy Sheila. I'm off to bed now but I know her gorgeous visage will infiltrate my dreams....
Hi,I haven't been round your blog recently - my loss! I always learn something new (love the Kiwi explanation) and I'd love to go to a drawing class like yours (it might improve my cartoons).Bon weekend!
A wonderful example of tautology and probably pleonasm also in addition as well.
GB this is a family blog.
Oops. Humble apologies, Katherine, to you and your readers. I'll try and remember my Ts and Ps in future. Come to think of it I wonedr where minding one's Ps and Qs comes from. Another one for CJ.
Wiki offers a number of possible origins.
Interesting. Many thanks Katherine. I have become quite lazy about things like that and just refer them to CJ's Word Blog so that he can blog on them.I think I rather like the Pints and Quarts explanation. However there seems to have been an earlier usage as mentioned in The Phrase Finder