Nelson Makes the OED . . .

by on October 21, 2011 in Educational, Entertainment

. . . Though they don’t seem to know about our town. 

October 20, 2011: The Oxford English Dictionary “Word of the Day:

Horatio NelsonNelson, n.1

Etymology:  < the name of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte
 I. Compounds.

 1.   Nelson touch n. an approach to a situation or problem typical of Nelson, esp. in being characterized by bold action or self-confident leadership; also (in later, humorous, use) the turning of a blind eye to something

1805    Ld. Nelson Let. 25 Sept. in C. Oman Nelson (1947) xix. 607,   I am anxious to join the fleet, for it would add to my grief if any other man was to give them the Nelson touch, which we say is warranted never to fail.

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