Dec 30, 2019
Fun With Words
All of the info in this post comes from The Weird World of Words by Mitchell Symons.
Word of the Day: Rowel – the revolving star on the back of a cowboy’s spurs.
Changed their meaning over time: Nice: originally meant “foolish” or “silly”
Phrases first invented or popularized by William Shakespeare:
This phrase is a result of a mispronunciation of a perfectly intelligible phrase. The original phrase? ‘Spirit and image’. And it was said when a boy behaved and looked like his father, particularly in the southern states of the U.S. It’s not hard to see how ‘spirit and image’ became ‘spitting image’!
‘Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25’
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