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The state etymologist testified earlier in the trial that maggots found on Jackson’s body indicated she was dumped behind the store on Aug. 12, 2015.
Members in the 129-year-old organization include linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, editors, students, and independent scholars, according to the ADS release.
The phrase casting couch became linked to the Shuberts, at least in retrospect, as the etymologist Peter Tamony discovered.
Etymologists differ on the origin of the lyrics, but Yankee typically referred to New Englanders, doodle was a term of derision and dandy was someone who affected sophistication (fashionable macaroni wigs also became a metaphor for foppishness).
Some etymologists think the phrase refers to dead animals washed into the streets after a downpour.
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