To a great man with great diction. I was sad to see Bullfeathers didn’t make the list, but I guess he didn’t coin the phrase.
90 Day Wonder is a pejorative term for a military officer who earned his position through Officer Candidate School. The program was designed during World War II as a means of expanding the numbers of officiers primarily during wartime. Unlike members who go to West Point or other Officer academies, these men would become officers after only a short time (at one point as short as three-months, hence the name). The term has since also become a term of affection.
Another new phrase from David Fears’s Dark Blonde, a book that expanded my vocabulary more than I ever expected.
A long, sheer woman’s outer garment of interesting word origin. The word comes from the French verb “to comb the hair,” as it was originally used to describe a dressing gown that a woman would wear while brushing out one’s hair in the morning or evening. Another new word from David Fears’s novella Dark Blonde.