Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Word Origin

OSCARS - The trophies presented at the annual Academy Award ceremony have been called Oscars since 1931. The ceremony itself began in 1928 and the trophies were desighed in 1928. According to lore, in 1931 Margaret Herrick, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences librarian, remarked to a reporter that the statue reminded her of her uncle Oscar .... and the rest is history.

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