Peter Flynn writes:
> If I may be so bold as to slither away from the issue of slugs for the
> moment, I'd like to pick up on Michael Brady's aphorism of "mind your
> P's and Q's". Can anyone else qoute other aphorisms that are directly
> related to type and printing which have made their way into everyday
> out of sorts
> being typecast
> locked up tight
.. I suppose `uppercase' and `lowercase' are too obvious a link?
I had no idea p's and q's was from printing! How interesting ...
And this is just in English. What about other languages? Have such
lexical items crept into regular German, or French or Dutch or
P.S. I rather like the slithering on this list ... ;-)