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

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Nov 24 09:55:34 GMT 2016


On Thu, 24 Nov 2016 02:51:06 +0000, M R Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net>
wrote:

>
>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.
>

But 1602 makes the former the more definitive phrase, and the latter
either a corruption of or a play upon it, I'd say.
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