2017-03-02 / Editorial

Phrase of the week

Blood is thicker than water: The phrase dates to the 12th century, but was made popular by U.S. Commodore Josiah Tattnall when he said it in referencing his decision to aid the British in a battle against the Chinese in 1859, even though the move violated U.S neutrality. Interestingly, blood is barely thicker than water, having a specific gravity of 1.06 compared to water’s 1.00.

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