Monday, May 12, 2008

A Brand New Etymological Discovery

Fun little article where the author goes hunting for origins of the term "brand new", and finds a possible lead in Shakespeare.

1 comment:

Gedaly said...

Funny you should post this, I was actually wondering about the origins of the phrase "Brand new" only a few days ago!

It's an interesting find, but I'm not convinced. As the article states, the sonnet is about a brand [which is] new-fired. I have doubts that this sparked the use of the phrase we use so often today.