[LMB] GJ&RQ - Ch 14 - Prole and Vor

M R Dolbear m.dolbear at lineone.net
Thu Nov 24 02:51:06 GMT 2016


On Thu, 24 Nov 2016, at 00:17, Marc Wilson wrote:

> >"not to the manor born" (which some people spell as 'the manner
> >born', which is actually quite appropriate).
> 
> The latter is actually the original phrase.  "To the manor born" was a
> 1979 sitcom starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles.
> 
> http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/to-the-manner-born.html
> 
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/tothemanorborn/


1859 or 1857 (OED)  for 'manor' version makes it naturalised, whether a
mistook or a pun.


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