Sep 21, 2011

Old Timey Word of the Week

This week's Old Timey Word comes from the world of pugilism.  It is, in my opinion, one of the classiest ways to describe a fist fight.  Have a dispute? Why don't you solve it with fisticuffs?  Also known as "putting up your dukes," the term fisticuffs dates back to the early 1600s.  It apparently was adapted from the phrase, "fisty cuffs."

Put 'em up!
So, next time someone steps on your new white Chuck Taylor's, look them straight in the eye and proclaim, "Fisticuffs!"  Searching for information on this term revealed some great images.  Here are a few...


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