Talk:square

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In the example given under adjective "square" is used as a noun. Shouldn't this be "Don't be so square"? 212.35.106.250 10:57 May 22, 2003 (UTC)

I've corrected that. But what on earth is "Squaresoft"? -- Ortonmc 16:23, 4 Dec 2003 (UTC)

square (usage in respect of meals)[edit]

My understanding was that this dervied from the fact that naval plates were originally square? Anyone able to confirm this? Sfan00 IMG 16:53, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to be. The OED has "1868 All Year Round 19 Sept. 354/2 Roadside hotel~keepers..calling the miners' attention to their ‘square meals’: by which is meant full meals." SemperBlotto 16:57, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

To me it seems likely to relate to the sense of "honest, fair", which is 500 years old. DCDuring TALK 02:28, 8 December 2008 (UTC)