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Old 01 October 2008, 04:59 AM
DaGuyWitBluGlasses DaGuyWitBluGlasses is offline
 
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Etymonline.com
O.E. word "speech, talk, utterance, word,"

I think "word" meaning brief statement is used throughout the modern english era. Thogh etymonline doesn't specify that definition.

So a 10 dollar word in the NY times could mean a 10 dollar advertisement not an individual word. (And now a word from our sponsors)

Inflation from 1913 to 2006 is 1929%
http://inflationdata.com/inflation/Inflation_Rate/Long_Term_Inflation.asp

So that would be 202.9 dollars today by that.
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