to "own"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 24 12:35:33 UTC 2014

In a current weight-loss commercial, elderly knockout Marie Osmond's first
grandchild (allegedly) calls her "glamma!"

"I can own that!" Marie beams. "I'm a Glam Ma!"

OED 4b: "To acknowledge as due to oneself; to accept as deserved or
merited. Rare. Obs."

A 1646 ex. only, and a splendid definition of what Marie says.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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