A Brand New Etymological Discovery

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/sipu/may_2008/an_etymological_discovery_.htm Fun little article where the author goes hunting for origins of the term “brand new”, and finds a possible lead in Shakespeare.

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  1. Funny you should post this, I was actually wondering about the origins of the phrase “Brand new” only a few days ago!

    It’s an interesting find, but I’m not convinced. As the article states, the sonnet is about a brand [which is] new-fired. I have doubts that this sparked the use of the phrase we use so often today.

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