[PW] Quote: Eked Out a Precarious Livelihood by Taking in Each Other’s Washing

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 10:21:47 PST 2018


Way back in December 2011 there was a discussion of the saying in the
subject line. Now there is an entry on the topic on the Quote
Investigator website:

They Eked Out a Precarious Livelihood by Taking in Each Other’s Washing
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/11/05/washing/

[Begin acknowledgement]
Great thanks to Dennis Lien whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
question and perform this exploration. Thanks also to quotation expert
Nigel Rees who identified the William Morris citation and other
valuable citations. Further thanks to discussant John Cowan.
[End acknowledgement]

Feedback welcome
Garson O'Toole


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