Entries from August 2008

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Subbing tip #5: bellwether or bellweather?

According to Dictionary.com, this is the word that means “a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend”. But it’s nothing to do with the way the wind is blowing. So it’s nothing to do with the weather.  “Bellwether”: a sheep (wether: a castrated ram) with a bell around its neck […]

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