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Widows and Orphans


Just a factoid for the stream:


In typesetting, you generally want to avoid leaving a line of a paragraph by itself on a page. When it’s the first line, it’s called a widow When it’s the last line, it’s called an orphan. In German, you called the first line a Cobbler’s boy (Schusterjung), and the last line ‘son of a whore’ (Hurenkind).


Carry on.

Comments

bitterman

Hurenkind..........right on. Hits a little to close to home for me, but I will absorb it; after a few whiskeys chased down with an Oxycotin or two, but that's just me.........

torchpraise

Fascinating.

Torchpraise fancies himself a linguist... just fascinating.

English being the crossroads for the mongrel tongues of Celts and Picts, with a full measure of German, and a spoonful of French.

Jump lively, Torchpraise! English etymology... YouBitch has opened the door.

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