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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
From itinerant vendors’ selling of trinkets, threads, shoestrings, and other low-value items. Earliest documented use: 1616.
“‘It could be done on a shoestring -- just a few hundred thousand.’
‘Pesos or dollars?’”
Patrick Dennis; Genius; Harcourt; 1962.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. -Ogden Nash, poet (19 Aug 1902-1971)