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Old 11 July 2008, 03:46 PM
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Default "Ten-dollar word"

Comment: I'd like to know the origin of the phrase "ten dollar word". My
older brother (go figure) claims that it originated in the early 1900's
when it cost per letter to have anything printed in the New York Times; a
ten dollar word being a very long and expensive one. Sounds good to me
but I can find nothing online confirming this.
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