Robert Brindley

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Meaning of Sayings (2)

"Luke Warm"

I was chatting with a friend the other day, and he used the saying, "It was luke warm", a phrase I use all the time, but have never really thought about the actual word or where it came from.
I thought I'd try & find out, here's what I came up with.

Apparently the word luke dates back to the 14th century & comes from the word lew, ( Old English hleow), which meant 'tepid' or 'warm'

So, we're actually saying "warm warm"!!

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