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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
On home ownership
No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist. He has too much to do. William Levitt
quoted in David Halberstam, The Fifties (New York: Fawcett, 1993), p. 132