Wednesday, September 28, 2016
caring about words
I couldn't resist posting this cute hare. Love the etymology.
From the allusion that a harebrained person has the brain as small as a hare’s. From Old English hara (hare) + braegen (brain). Earliest documented use: 1548
“Hagrid had some harebrained scheme in hand, which might make him miss Sirius.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
; Bloomsbury; 2000.
Karen van der Zijden
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