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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Random Tidbit from the back of a bookmark

The word "clue" originally meant "ball of twine."
That's why you unravel clues to solve a mystery...

Word Origin & History

phonetic variant of clew  (q.v.) "a ball of thread or yarn," with reference to the one Theseus used as a guide out of the Labyrinth. The purely figurative sense of "that which points the way" is from 1620s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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1 comment:

Carol Baldwin said...

Now you know! thanks for sharing.