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Message 348: National Anthem(s)

Performance in 2000 (.mov file link, note autoplay):

Performance in 2011 (note autoplay):—radiohead—-the-national-anthem-

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Message 347: Little By Little

The OED confirms that the phrase construction “x by x” first appears in English in Langland’s Piers Plowman (the year: 1393). The phrase “little by little” itself first appears in English in 1483. In this: Catholicon Anglicum: an English-Latin wordbook.

Little by little, the phrase “little by little” seemed to have entered the English vernacular c. 1865.