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, September 10, 2015
Fun with footnotes
[F]or many academics, footnotes and endnotes offer an unmowed corner of grass where they can let their proverbial hair down and run wild.