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Out on a limb

 

 

 

 

The return of an old favorite about word and phrases we use and where they come from. Today’s installment can be called “Dem’s fightin’ woids!”

 

 

 

Fisticuffs – in a more civilized manner (as … Read the rest

Out on a limb

 

 

 

It’s back!  Returning after a long hiatus, the popular monthly feature is here to edumacate you on the origins of those clichéd phrases you hear (and probably use) so often.

Now let’s see what’s coming down the … Read the rest

Out on a limb

 

Back for another topical lesson in the phrases we love to use (and overuse).  Here’s some origins of a few you’ve likely had a go with once or twice.  If I’m overestimating, I’m sure I’m pretty close!

 

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Out on a limb

Out on a limb

Our other monthly feature returns after a brief hiatus.

Time to learn the origins of some of those catchy phrases you use or hear so often.  I think you should have no problem “seeing” the theme … Read the rest

Out on a limb

 

Time for our newest monthly installment in the feature that both educates and amuses as we venture to the past to find out just how those phrases we all love so much came to be.

 

 

 

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Out on a limb

 

 

 

This month’s installment of famous phrase origins is all about loose change!

 

 

Nowadays, you wouldn’t think very hard for this little money.

Penny for your thoughts – Back in 1546, John Heywood published a book … Read the rest

Out on a limb

It’s another installment of that highly educational and immensely entertaining (or is that verse vice-a?) feature where you learn just where that phrase or word came from.

Sit back (you shouldn’t be so close to the screen anyway) and feel … Read the rest

Out on a limb

 

 

 

 

Out on a Limb

It’s in the 40’s in South Florida this morning, prompting an appropriate grouping of phrases to edumicate you on…

 

That’s not a pretty sight!

Cold turkey – The expression originates from … Read the rest

Out on a limb

 

 

Out on a limb

We’ve gone to the dogs this week…

 

Hey, I gotta get some rest if I’m gonna be around that long!

In a dog’s age – The expression is actually adapted from two forms … Read the rest