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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Learn to be umble!!

Blogging after ages. Been trying to act busy. Couldn't take it anymore; hence, the blog.

Saw this while I was browsing for junk. Found it interesting. Thought the rest of teh blogging world should know about it. Som here goes:

humble (adj.)
c.1250, from O.Fr. humble, earlier humele, from L. humilis "lowly, humble," lit. "on the ground," from humus "earth." Senses of "not self-asserting" and "of low birth or rank" were both in M.E. The verb is c.1380 in the intrans. sense of "to render oneself humble;" 1484 in the trans. sense of "to lower (someone) in dignity."
            "Don't be so humble; you're not that great." [Golda Meir]
To eat humble pie (1830) is from umble pie (1648), pie made from umbles "edible inner parts of an animal" (especially deer), considered a low-class food. The similar sense of similar-sounding words (the "h" of humble was not pronounced then) converged in the pun. Umbles, meanwhile, is M.E. numbles "offal" (with loss of n- through assimilation into preceding article), from O.Fr. nombles "loin, fillet," from L. lumulus, dim. of lumbus "loin."

The bit about the 'umble pie' caught my attention. Would never have known that if not for this site:


Blogger Robin said...

yo dk! finally started a blog. do visit and lemme know hot it is! :D

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