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Used as a reply to an unwanted question:‘when asked ‘What's that?,’ she snapped sarcastically: ‘It's a wigwam for a goose's bridle!’’
- ‘I told Ann that I was making a wigwam for a goose's bridle, a special one to help Dad escape. Really, I was carving a plane.’
- ‘I asked her what she was making, and she said, “A Wigwam for a goose's bridle,” so I went off to play.’
- ‘Pa was watching her through the spy crack. "What're you makin', me darlin'?" "A wigwam for a goose's bridle."’
- ‘"What are you making?" I said. "A wigwam for a goose's bridle," snarled Barry.’
- ‘"Where you goin'?" he called. "To git a wigwam for a goose's bridle!" yelled Smith insolently.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.