"cheese hound" --thanx

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Sat Jul 7 17:59:45 UTC 2001

In a message dated 07/06/2001 10:10:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
gcohen at UMR.EDU writes:

> I took at look at _RHHDAS_. Under "cheese" (meaning 1c.) I find "a
>  splendid thing--usually constr. with real."  The first example is
>  from 1901.

as in "the big cheese"?

I keep thinking of the children's song "The Farmer in the Dell"
   "...the rat took the cheese...
    ...the cheese stands alone..."

I was wondering about "Sporting Tit-Bits by 'Mac'".
This looked obscene to me, but the OED2 has "tit-bit" from 1694, "tid-bit"
from 1701, and "tyd bit" from ca. 1640

    - Jim Landau

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