Jan. 4th, 2009

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All songs that you may see written in praise of smoking in magazines or newspapers, or hear sung upon the stage, are puffs, paid for by the proprietors of cigar divans and tobacco shops, to make their trade popular, therefore, never believe nor be deluded by them.

—Charles Wm. Day, Hints on Etiquette and the Usages of Society, with a Glance at Bad Habits, 1836 (archive.org)
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Google Books FAIL

Sorry, Tennyson's "In Memoriam A.H.H." is not the same as Tennyson, Indiana.

(from The Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases)



Others from the same book: Syracuse (as in Archimedes -- not NY); Dryden, On Coronation; Waterloo (not in Ontario); Phoenix (the bird, not the Arizona city); and Saint Paul (the saint, not the Twin City).

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