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Fun Language History Quiz,

from Pajama Guy:

Match the phrase with the writer who created or popularized it....

A. Namby-pamby
B. End in itself
C. Purple prose
D. The dismal science
E. Sweetness and light
F. Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast
G. Objective correlative
H. Willing suspension of disbelief
I. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world
J. Negative capability

1. Horace
2. Swift
3. Congreve
4. Pope
5. Kant
6. Coleridge
7. Shelley
8. Keats
9. Carlyle
10. T. S. Eliot

Answers are pointed to buy the link given above.

Anderson (mail) (www):
Had 'em all down except Congreve &Pope, &was able to guess which one would make up "namby-pamby."

Oh, the glorious fruits of a liberal-arts education. Want fries with your Kant?
7.6.2006 1:20pm
Silicon Valley Jim:
Well done, Anderson. Interestingly enough, although I got only four, one of them was Congreve.
7.6.2006 3:03pm
Mike Z (mail) (www):
Another one: What's the origin of the term "birds of a feather"? Can anyone cite the earliest use?
7.6.2006 6:04pm
Steven Joyce (mail):
"Birds of a feather flock together"

The proverb originated with Livy, I believe.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/65000.html
7.6.2006 9:19pm