Etymythology of posh, P. O. S. H.

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Mon Sep 12 12:36:28 UTC 2011

Garson O'Toole wrote:

> Michael Quinion: Your point is an excellent one. Because I did not
> properly mark excerpts it turns out that you are responding to a
> sentence that was written in 1937. Sorry.

No, my bad. I really shouldn't read messages before I'm fully awake in the

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words

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