Friday, August 01, 2008

Origin of the word "Ravenous"

(Source: OED)

There used to be a time when people walked around going, “Man, that guy’s as hungry as a raven,” or “Today, I am so hungry, I could eat as much as a raven could,” and then finally someone said, “You know what? We’re wasting all this time using this really labored metaphor. Let’s just start saying, I’m ravenous.”
SO: hats off to that guy.

(Or gal.)


(also: this is not really the source of the word "ravenous")
(this just seemed funny at 2am)

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