Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tom, Dick and Harry

Tom, Dick, and Harry

A set of nobodies; persons of no note; persons unworthy notice. Jones, Brown, and Robinson are far other men: they are the vulgar rich, especially abroad, who give themselves airs, and look with scorn on all foreign ways which differ from their own.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894

I did not know a such a dictionary existed. But I can only imagine how interesting it will be to read in years to come.

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