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Old 30-12-2018, 01:37 PM   #5
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Exclamation Etymology of ‘humour’

Originally Posted by TheArranger View Post
you again...

I'm going nowhere, just standing here... where are you going with that stupid 'reply' of yours ?

I didn't post it on the general forum because it's humour... 'humour', never heard about it ?
Thanks Flower…..

Etymology of ‘humour’:

Middle English: via Old French from Latin humor ‘moisture’, from humere (see humid). The original sense was ‘bodily fluid’ (surviving in aqueous humour and vitreous humour ); it was used specifically for any of the cardinal humours (sense 3 of the noun), whence ‘mental disposition’ (thought to be caused by the relative proportions of the humours). This led, in the 16th century, to the senses ‘mood’ (sense 2 of the noun) and ‘whim’, hence to humour someone ‘to indulge a person's whim’. Sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 16th century.

Which bodily fluid is aligned with your ‘humour’?
The demise of The Holy Roman Empire was in 1806....wasn't it?
Is the EU the Holy Roman Empire re-incarnated?

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