Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Deep thought

Whence came the expression hailing from (as in "originally hailing from Australia and now living in Los Angeles")?

Because we never say snowing from or sleeting from or raining from.

Well, reigning from, maybe.

The example above had nothing to do with the previous post. Rather, I was Googling in response to the next post.


Alastair said...

I think they mean hail as in a greeting issued to/by someone arriving from another place. "Hail, and well met, good fellow" and that sort of thing.

That's my guess anyway.

Brendan Keefe said...

Sounds good. Sounds like TC agrees with you, too.