mind boggles/boggles the mind ?
imran at BITS.BRIS.AC.UK
Sun Feb 8 18:11:10 UTC 2004
On Sun, 8 Feb 2004, Sam Clements wrote:
> I just did a quicky search of Newspaperarchive, and found a 1918 =
> Washington Post story(written by a British correspondent in Paris) for =
> "mind boggles."
That terms on the OED's appeals list, here's a citation I sent them,
"We are bound to believe our record until belief is shown to be
impossible; but if the MSS, in attributing works to ancient authors, only
furnish us with a thesis to prove, there is opened a vista of scepticism
and material for dissertions at which the mind boggles."
- The American Journal of Philology (Volume 20: Number 4 (1899)) p. 439.
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