1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar TongueRegency Word Wednesday January 22, 2014January 5, 2014 Cora Lee Black Book “He is down in the black book, i.e. he has a stain on his character. A black book is keep in most regiments, wherein the names of all persons sentenced to punishment are recorded.” Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestMoreRedditTumblrEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Cora, I wonder if the saying “to blacken someone’s name” has it’s origin from this.
I don’t know, but it certainly sounds plausible.
Very interesting. I always learn so much from this blog. 🙂
Yay! The teacher part of me is clapping right now 😉 Glad you enjoyed it!