From answerbank:
Q – Why do we talk ‘nineteen to the dozen’?
A – A very literal saying: using nineteen words where twelve will do. So, speaking fast or endlessly (or both). There doesn’t seem to be any particular reason why nineteen should have been chosen, but the phrase has been round for many years, appearing as early as 1785 in Sheridan’s Journal: ‘The Mother good humour’d and Civil, but talks nineteen to the dozen.’

You can reach me at howard@howardlo.com

Many happy returns of the day.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chloe on January 8, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Hi Howard!

    Been a fan of yours since Eye for a Guy 2.

    Glad to know you’re still doing great!

    Hope you get to fulfil some of your resolutions this year.

    Have a great 2008!



  2. Posted by Sandra on January 25, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Hey Howard, long time no chat…do you find the lifts in our building are getting even worse???!!!

    Sandra from upstairs


  3. Hey, listened to your interview with 987fm in the morning. It was hilarious. Gonna read your blog from now on. Muahaha..

    And p.s. do visit and tag my blog. Hehehe.



  4. i sent you an email howie!


  5. Posted by juz2bsure on November 24, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Howard! Great seeing you at borders on saturday… :D


  6. Posted by Anonymous on May 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    what a boring and meaningless blog…says alot about you huh?


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