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sarahcarotte
I wonder where the term "lukewarm" comes from.

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From AskOxford:

The word lukewarm has a long and respectable history, going right back to the 14th century. The adjective luke sems to be an alternative form of lew, Old English hleow, which meant 'tepid'.

Hmm... Who knew? :)


Well, I knew it was old because it's in the King James translation of the bible and it's... umm... old. But I still had no idea where it comes from.

I was wondering who Luke was and how he got such a remarkably mediocre reputation.

Edited at 2008-08-07 01:51 am (UTC)

Luke was both the last Jedi of an era and the first Jedi of a new era. He was a hero, but not a terribly impressive one. His story lives on today mostly due to circumstance as opposed to any particularly stellar heroism. In short, he was a man in the right place at the right time. A mediocre hero with moderate temperament.

As for the age of the saying, his era was a long long time ago.

...in a galaxy far, far away.

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