He laughed and joked, kissed his hand out of the car-window right and left; but, for all that, he missed none of the tender, prideful glances that the worn, tired woman cast upon her son. You are commenting using your Twitter account. When the term gay blade first began showing up in literature, it had nothing to do with being addicted to social pleasures. Notify me of new comments via email. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.
From this comes the expression gay blade and yes, many gallant young men who were unusually adept as swordsmen back in the day were impetuous, lively, and merry as well as skilled.
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This entry was posted on July 21, at 8: Historically Speaking Making sense of it all! You are commenting using your WordPress. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. For Email Marketing you can trust. Idiomation was unable to find any earlier mention of gay blade than the 17 th century and therefore pegs the expression to the early s.
Back on May 27, newspapers were sharing the news that George Hamilton refused to change the name of us upcoming Zorro movie even when the people backing the movie objected to its title. It was the happiest day of her life. As previously mentioned, a gay blade in the 17 th century was a gallant young man usually adept as a swordsman. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Devir as Jack Dempsey bade them good-by.