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 Silly is the German selig (blessed),Silu’ria—that is, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Silly Season (The),
 
for daily newspapers, is when Parliament is not in session, and all sorts of “silly” stuff are vamped-up for padding. Also called the “Big Gooseberry Season,” because paragraphs are often inserted on this subject.   1
 


 Silly is the German selig (blessed),Silu’ria—that is, 

 
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