A phrase with jam on it.

Phrase: “To have jam on it” ~ Dictionary of Nautical Terms (1962)

A few years ago I worked with a guy who regularly said “that’s my jam” in reference to his favourite music, and even his non-musical interests and activities. The jam he spoke of was likely an expansion of the musical jam, a noun that also became a verb.  First recorded in 1929 as jazz lingo, it referred to a short improvised piece of music by a band.

One theory explains that 1920s musicians would often gather to play a different style of jazz, after their paid gigs with larger ensemble bands. Continue reading “A phrase with jam on it.”

~ce17 series

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The fourth Found Words collection presents forty-four selected word columns from my preferred broken old dictionary of choice; the Concise English Dictionary. These columns are protected in slightly larger sleeves (22.5cm x 6.5cm) than our previous bookmarks, and paired with their identifying swing tag.
The larger sleeves allow the header words that uniquely name each bookmark, to remain attached to its word column rather than trimmed off and tucked inside its sleeve.
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~16c series

16c’s are the third collection from the over-read Concise English Dictionary. This collection of 26 are an expansion of the 16’s series and have been paired with our new swing tags*.
Launched this afternoon at The Market at Franklin’s Twilight Christmas event, each selected word column is preserved by a protective sleeve and completed with dwarvish twine (optional upgrade to leather cord or black ribbon).
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~LD series

The LD’s have been selected from the well-loved (to recycling point) Concise English Dictionary. This small collection of 21 have been cherry-picked especially for Lily & Dot‘s retail shop in Hobart, and paired with our fancy new swing tags*.

Each selected word column is preserved by a protective sleeve and completed with dwarvish twine.
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~ 16s series

The 16s were picked from a well loved copy of the Concise English Dictionary. Found at a garage sale in Howrah, this tired paperback was missing half of its cover and more than a few pages . But the engaging word selection and age-discoloured paper prompted the first Found Words collection.

Each selected word column is protected by an archival sleeve and completed with dwarvish twine (optional upgrade to leather cord or black ribbon).
A header word is tucked inside the top of each sleeve, uniquely naming each bookmark.
Visit foundwordscollection on IG for word features from this series.

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