-Lake wrote:Is the word 'guy' originated from Guy Fawkes?
Guy - "fellow," 1847, originally Amer.Eng.; earlier (1836) "grotesquely or poorly dressed person," originally (1806) "effigy of Guy Fawkes," leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up British king and Parliament (Nov. 5, 1605), paraded through the streets by children on the anniversary of the conspiracy. The male proper name is from Fr., related to It. Guido, lit. "leader," of Gmc. origin.
- Thanks Bob - So that's where I've been going wrong for 59 years - I'll give it a try.bobvincent wrote:The evocative images show your talent, Barrie. You should apply it to something more important in your own life , which is relevant to other people's experience of life,