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Thursday, January 19, 2006

holer

An adulterer; libertine (one who is unconstrained by convention or morality).

Should I laugh that this word comes from the French holier?

4 Comments:

Blogger Laura Scroggins, M.B.A. said...

scribbler .... I am a Scroggins!

Where do I learn more about the meaning of my name?

Thanking for sharing. You explained so much ....

Laura Scroggins!

6/30/06, 10:03 PM  
Blogger the scribbler said...

That's awesome! I did a quick google search and you might want to check out this link: http://users.erols.com/scroggjm/scrogginsdata/origins.htm

As to how scroggins became a an expression of astonishment, I've found little information. I did find one item that said scroggins was Scottish or English meaning unexplained.

6/30/06, 10:34 PM  
Anonymous J. Scoggin said...

Unexplained because its origins were not included or known, I believe is what that meant. On Ancestry.com it says unexplained, contrary to if you search for Smith. Smith offers a brief history of how it came to be. I think your use of it, however, is comical and apropos. :)

7/5/08, 5:00 AM  
Blogger the scribbler said...

Thanks for the comments and thanks for the info!

7/5/08, 12:03 PM  

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