ATG Quirkies: On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Alice in Wonderland

By Charles Robinson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Charles Robinson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this year the folks at the Mental Floss reminded us that 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.  But we forgot to mention that they also noted the continuing influence that Lewis Carroll’s classic has on us – etymological speaking.  

It seems that “even if you haven’t read Alice, you probably quote it all the time”.  Don’t believe us? Check out these 10 Everyday Phrases ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Made Popular.  Odds are you’ve use at least one of them, and probably more – on a number of occasions.

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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