Where does the saying - bless your cotton socks come from?

Answer George Edward Lynch Cotton, English clergyman and educator, assistant master at Rugby 1837-1852, the �young master� in Thomas Hughes's "Tom Brown's School Days". Bishop of Calcutta, 1858 where ... Read More »

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