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