Feb 10, 2020
Fun With Words
The info in this post comes from The Weird World Of Words by Mitchell Symons.
Obdormition: when an arm or leg goes to ‘sleep’ as a result of numbness caused by pressure on a nerve
Word that changed its meaning over time: Bimbo – from bambino – Italian word for ‘little child’, it once meant ‘fellow’ or ‘one of the boys’…
By Hook or By Crook
This phrase goes all the way back to medieval times, desperate for wood to use as fuel, were allowed to take branches and twigs that had fallen to the ground – even if it was on land owned by the ruling class. If a farmer had a reaper – which looked like a hook – or a shepherd using a crook (shepherd’s staff), they’d use these tools to gather as much wood as possible. In other woods, “by hook or by crook”.
Genuine Names for Flowers and Plants
Old Man’s Beard
None So Pretty
Some funny headlines:
Police Discover Crack in Australia
Man Recovering After Fatal Accident
Shell Found on Beach
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” ~ Socrates
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