Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 17 17:15:31 UTC 2012

First rule of memes: Don't let facts get in the way of a good meme.


On 9/17/2012 1:02 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
> In his recent posting George remarks, "The OED could bury all superseded published entries in full,
> leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for anyone interested in finding them . . . ."  That expression has become ubiquitous, but it's noteworthy that in the famous Grimm Brothers' version of "Hansel and Gretel," to which the saying presumably alludes, the trail of breadcrumbs could NOT be followed.
> --Charlie

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