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Weekend Word Wrap: the origin of a phrase

David K. Israel
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Have an interesting story about the origin of a classic phrase you think we need to know? Slap "˜em down in the comments. I'll leave you with the origin of am/pm, just in case you never stopped to wonder: ante meridiem in Latin is "before midday" while post meridiem is "after midday."

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