“Blad” sounds like a third-rate vampire knock-off movie (either as a mix of “blood” and “Vlad” if it is a classic vampire movie –or– as a misspelling of “Blade” which […]
“Stop egging your sister on.” It is a phrase that I’ve used as a parent, though I’ve never understood it. Is “egging” even the right word? For the longest time, I […]
Have you ever wondered where we got the word “lunch”? Everyone seems to know that breakfast is a combination of “break” and “fast” which is the meal where you stop […]
Whence came that foul stench? Just kidding, that isn’t the type of origin we’re going to sniff out today. Let’s take a look at where the word “fart” came from.
Given yesterday’s airing of grievances against the world in general, I thought it might be interesting to look at where the phrase “pet peeve” comes from. As a phrase, “pet […]
Orange is my favorite color. My favorite color used to be red, but as I’ve got older, perhaps I’ve gone a bit yellow. Anyway, I like orange now. But the […]
On Monday, I mentioned that I may need to eat crow regarding something I said in an earlier blog post. After writing the phrase, I realized that although I know […]