We learn that thanks to Judge Bruce M. Selya, who sits on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston.
Selya is known for his interesting use of English in the decisions he writes for the court. And in a ruling issued yesterday involving a company suing its former accountant, he writes:
Specifically, they point out that by reclassifying the transfers to Rosalie Berger as salary payments, the net profit previously reflected on RTR's books was transmogrified into a net loss of nearly $1,500,000.
Interesting - a judge who quotes Calvin and Hobbes . Not something you see every day. Only on further research, it turns out the word's first known use was in 1656 . Who knew?