Packard Pokes At 25: iSad: Farewell Steve

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Correction on Dan on “Saved by the bell”

This is boxing slang that came into being in the latter half of the 19th century. A boxer who is in danger of losing a bout can be ‘saved’ from defeat by the bell that marks the end of a round. The earliest reference to this that I can find is in the Massachusetts newspaper The Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, February 1893:

There’s no evidence to show that these coffins were ever put to use though and there’s a similar lack of evidence of the phrase ever being used in that sense prior to it having been used in boxing circles.

Grave yard Shift:

The Graveyard Shift, or Graveyard Watch, was the name coined for the work shift of the early morning, typically midnight until 8am. The name originated in the USA at the latter end of the 1800s. There’s no evidence at all that it had anything directly to do with watching over graveyards, merely that the shifts took place in the middle of the night, when the ambiance was quiet and lonely.

The earliest example of the phrase in print that I have found is in the US newspaper The Salt Lake Tribune, June 1897:

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