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June 16, 2014

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I'm glad to learn this word, as it makes a favorite song a little more understandable: http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=526.

Erin: "Rag and Bone," the title of that song, was appropriated as the ironic name of a trendy and spendy fashion brand. I mentioned it briefly in a 2011 post about fashion brands that use the "X + Y" name formula: http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2010/05/a-name-change-at-teenflo.html

"Now that my ladder's gone,
I must lie down where all the ladders start
In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart."

W.B. Yeats, "The Circus Animals' Desertion"

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