Word Detective

The Premium subscriber who suggested this site said he “found it when I was trying to find out why ’salt of the earth,’ which I had always thought meant ’simple, basic and good, as in a simple good person’ seemed so at odds with ’salting the earth’ which, of course, literally means ‘putting salt in the ground so nothing can grow.’ Several sites [referenced] the bible, but didn’t really say what the phrase means. It finally made sense on Word Detective. The site uses wonderful curmudgeonly humor to dissect the language.”

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