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May 16, 2005

Words that seem odd to me, Part I

Argosy

I was looking in the phone book for a limousine company and saw a firm called "Argosy Limousine". Now my only real exposure to the word argosy was from Argosy Magazine which I had always considered a "men's magazine". So I assumed that argosy had some type of "adult" meaning. After seeing this Argosy Limousine in the phone book, I realized that I didn't actually know what the word meant. So I looked it up on Dictionary.com. I was vaugely disappointed:

1. Nautical.
1. A large merchant ship.
2. A fleet of ships.
2. A rich source or supply: an argosy of adventure lore.

That's not really dirty at all.

Posted by aellis at May 16, 2005 11:18 AM

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