commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The world before us
"How did the world ever manage without me before I was born?" he wondered. "Didn't they feel something was missing?"
William Steig, Dominic (New York: HarperCollins, Sunburst ed., 1984), p. 85. (First published in 1972)