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[word-lover] Words and Their Stories 2009-02-22

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HOMEWORK Some of the most exiting information comes by way of the grapevine. That is so because reports receive to the grapevine suppose to be secrets. The information is all harsh harsh. It is whisper into your ear, with the understanding you were not pass on to others. You feel honered an dexited. You are one of the special feel to get this information, you can not wait, you must quickly find other ears to pour the information into. And so the information, secret as it is, begin to spread. Nobody knows how far. The expresstion by the grapevine were more than 100 years old. The American inventor Sami Afmous is largely responsible for the birth of the expression. Amoung others, he expriment it with the idea of telegraph. Sending messages, over a wire by electricity. When Afmous finally completely his telegraph instrument, he went before congress to show thar it worked. He sent a meesage over a wire from Washington to Botomour. The message was what have god rocks. This was on May 24th 1844, quickly copyness began to build telegraph lines from one place to another. Men everywhere seem to be putting a / with strange wire for carrying /graphic messages. The workmenship was poor, and wires were not put out straight. Some of the results look strange, people said they look like a great fine. A large number of the telegrah lines were going in all directions. As / as the line /grapes grow on, so was born the expression by grapevine. Some writers believe that the phrase with soon no disapeared were not far the American Civil War. Soon after the war began in 1961. relecarry commander s started to send battle field reports by telegraph. People began hearing the freeze by the grapevine to describe faulse as while as the true result from the battle field. It was like a game. What is true? Who said so? Now as in those far off civil war days, getting information by the grapevine remain something of a game. A friend brings you a bit of strange news. "No!"you say"It just can`t be true! Who told you?", comes to the answer "I got it by the grapevine!". You really can not know how much if information that comes to you by the grapevine is true faulse. Still in the words of an old American saying " the personal keeps pouring the grapevine shakes down at least a few grapes."
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