WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Haberdasher of Nouns and Pronouns

Ah, back to school time. When a young mom’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a return to normal. Even around our homeschooling house, cracking open books and working on assignments brings peace to this mom’s heart. I love the sound of pencil scratching in the morning!

From The Dance of Life: A Poem. Thomas Rowlandson. 1817. Ackermann's Repository of Arts.

From The Dance of Life: A Poem. Thomas Rowlandson. 1817. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haberdasher of Nouns and Pronouns (noun)

A schoolmaster, or usher. Also known as a Bum Brusher or Flaybottomist. From the early 14th Century Anglo-French, as a seller of small articles of trade.

School Room by Mary Yelloly. Early 19th Century. From A Picture History of Mr. and Mrs. Grenville of Rosedale House: An Album by Mary Yelloly, Eight and a Half Years Old.

School Room by Mary Yelloly. Early 19th Century. From A Picture History of Mr. and Mrs. Grenville of Rosedale House: An Album by Mary Yelloly, Eight and a Half Years Old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All definitions and/or examples taken from Online Etymological DictionaryCant: A Gentleman’s Guide, and/or 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

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