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     1  +3 2014 sep 28powered by expressionengine forumWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Powered By ExpressionEngineThe purpose of the forum is to answer questions and conduct discussion regarding word and phrase origins and about the English language ...
     1  +1 2014 sep 18word originsWordorigins .orgWordorigins .org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins . (It is not the ... ‎The big list of words and phrases - ‎Discussion Forums - ‎Resources about languages
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     2  ~ 2014 sep 24pen powered by expressionengineWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | The Need for Cursive Writingwere obliged to use fountain pens , of course) or digging the pen into the paper except by adopting a hand
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     3  +76 2014 jul 31balling the jackballing the jack - Wordorigins.orgBalling the jack is a US slang term meaning to go fast or make haste. The phrase comes from the name of a lively 1913 ragtime dance tune, ...
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     4  -1 2014 sep 08origin of wordsWordorigins.orgWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins. (It is not the ...
     4  +10 2014 aug 18origin of wordsdWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins ...
     4  +13 2014 aug 17origins of words
     4  +97 2014 aug 17history of wordsWhere words come from is a fascinating subject, full of folklore and historical lessons. Often, popular tales of a word's origin arise. Sometimes these are true; ...
     4  +12 2014 aug 14expression engine forums
     4  +1 2014 jul 20pot meets kettleWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Pot , meet kettle .I saw an item on Slashdot this morning about the current Apple vs Adobe fight over Flash. The submitter used the phrase, “ Pot , meet kettle .
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     5  +1 2014 aug 26names that mean muckWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Rum, Eigg, Muck and CannaMy Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names arrived in the mail ... Muc means pig in Gaelic and the name Helantmok, or island of pigs, dates to ...
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     5  +1 2014 jul 27black meet kettleWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Pot, meet kettle .I've heard comics use the line, “Hey kettle, this is pot. You're black ”, and perhaps this is how it has morphed into the “pot, meet kettle ” phrase.
     5  +10 2014 jul 26etymology of words
     6  +5 2014 sep 19etymologyWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology . Etymology is the study of word origins. (It is not the ...
     6  +55 2014 aug 27history of wordWhere words come from is a fascinating subject, full of folklore and historical lessons. Often, popular tales of a word's origin arise. Sometimes ...
     6  +35 2014 aug 19origins of a wordWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins  ...
     6  +9 2014 aug 05bogart that jointBogart's - Wordorigins.orgDon't bogart that joint , my friend Pass it over to me. ... It is to get saliva all over the joint before passing it on—again from the imagery of the ...
     7  +10 2014 aug 18etymology of phrasesWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases , or as a linguist would put it, to etymology . Etymology is the study of word origins ...
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     8  +93 2014 sep 09dog style 漢865 - Wordorigins.orgThis usage is probably a variation on the older expression putting on the dog. From Lyman H. Bagg's 1871 Four Years At Yale: Dog , style  ...
     8  +25 2014 aug 19english word originsWordorigins .org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a ... I've just had an article published in English Today, “Rethinking the ...
     8  +2 2014 jul 18you pays your moneyWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | You pays your money and you A Google search of this phrase yields approximately 71,800,000 hits, but most of them in the grammatically correct form you pay your money  ...
     9  -1 2014 sep 21krio slanggaloot - Wordorigins.orgThat gap is not necessarily disqualifying, as slang terms often have a ... is almost certainly wrong, is that it comes from the Krio adjective galut, ...
     9  +31 2014 sep 12origin and development of english(Very) Brief History of the English Language - Wordorigins.orgThe last major factor in the development of Modern English was the ... three sheets to the wind and scuttlebutt have their origins onboard ships.
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     9  +1 2014 aug 08fair to middlingfair to middling - Wordorigins.orgfair to middling . Dave Wilton, Friday, June 20, 2008. This Americanism, meaning mediocre or of moderate quality, dates to the early 19th century. The following ...
     10  -1 2014 oct 03define fake in italianWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Slang word fugazi/fugazy Since it's Italian -sounding and I'm from New Jersey, I lean toward thinking it started as a New York thing and it achieved a wider usage because ...
     10  -3 2014 sep 30balls to the wallBalls to the walls ! - Wordorigins.orgThe phrase balls to the wall , meaning an all-out effort, comes from the world of aviation. On an airplane, the handles controlling the throttle and ...
     10  -2 2014 sep 25pot meet kettle
     10  +91 2014 aug 17seeing the elephantElephant , To See The. - Wordorigins.orgI have seen the elephant is a expression denoting world-weary experience. It is an Americanism dating to the early 19th century. The elephant  ...
     10  +91 2014 aug 15english language origins(Very) Brief History of the English Language - Wordorigins .orgEnglish is a member of the Indo-European family of languages . This broad family includes most of the European languages spoken today.
     10  +80 2014 jul 22slim or none sayingBuckley's chance - Wordorigins.orgBuckley's chance is an Australian phrase meaning a slim chance or ... The term is often phrased as there are two chances, Buckley's and none .
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     11  +3 2014 sep 01go pound sandPound Sand - Wordorigins.orgThe the expressions go pound sand and not enough sense to pound sand are American slang from the 19th century. It is a reference menial, ...
     11  +59 2014 aug 11history of english language
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     11  +6 2014 jul 25christmas related wordsWord of the Month: Christmas - Wordorigins.orgA list of words associated with Christmas and other December holidays follows: advent, n., the period leading up to Christmas , esp. the four ...
     12  +73 2014 sep 13этимология слова lordtrespass / sin / debt - Wordorigins.orgMany people wonder about the word choice in different versions of the Lord's Prayer. ... The use of trespass in the text of the Lord's Prayer is from William ... and people confuse it with the etymology of the English word .
     12  ~ 2014 aug 15open the kimonoWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Open the kimonoIt's been around quite a while. Grant Barrett has a usage citation from 1979. The site also has a 1959 citation in the sense of literally opening a ...
     12  +1 2014 jul 26correct spelling of quranWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Koran vs Qur'anthat Wikipedian editors have imposed Qur'an as the default spelling .... by this reasoning, it would be “linguistically correct ,” if not inevitable, ...
     15  ~ 2014 aug 18praise god barebonesWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | what really was Dr. Barebones III, says “It has been stated that Barbon [ Praise - God Barebones ] had two brothers respectively named 'Christ-came-into-the-world-to-save ...
     17  -2 2014 oct 04origin of worldWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins . (It is not the ...
     17  +6 2014 oct 02dave heaven oxfordheaven . Dave Wilton, Friday, February 22, 2013. Heaven is a word that dates back to the Old ... (Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd Edition).
     17  -1 2014 sep 09down to brass tacksWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Getting down to brass tacks Many moons ago my father and I were talking about the origins of phrases and we talked about the origins of “ Down to brass tacks ” It has been ...
     17  -4 2014 sep 08hoobastank forums about a robberyWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | burglary / theft / robberyThe differences between burglary , theft and robbery may be clear in law but not in common parlance. I'm guessing burglary is from a house or ...
     17  -7 2014 sep 07glass powered by expressionengineWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Self-lighting, glass -lined Recently I came across the phrase, “Self-lighting, glass -lined ... I believe glass parking lot is the usual form. ... Powered By ExpressionEngine
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     19  +63 2014 aug 26old english alphabetOld English Alphabet - Wordorigins.orgOne of the daunting things about looking at Old English text is the alphabet . It has , to the modern English speaker, some odd characters.
     19  ~ 2014 aug 15india discussion forumWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Whither Indian English?English still has the huge advantage of being the lingua franca of India , all of its competitors being regional. I can't see it losing its status any ...
     19  +82 2014 aug 06english language originEnglish is a member of the Indo-European family of languages . .... like three sheets to the wind and scuttlebutt have their origins onboard ships.
     19  +34 2014 aug 02dictionary of american slangHistorical Dictionary of American Slang - Wordorigins.orgLighter, J. E., ed. Historical Dictionary of American Slang . Two vols. New York: Random House, 1994-97. An invaluable source for ...
     19  -2 2014 jul 29while stock lastWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Why do we say ' While stocks It seems odd that this is phrased that way, with ' stock ' in the plural. If you were a store owner, for example, you'd hardly describe your stored ...
     20  ~ 2014 aug 17indian discussion forums
     21  +80 2014 jul 20throw a wrenchmonkey wrench - Wordorigins.orgWhat monkey wrenches have to do with monkeys is unknown. ... The phrase to throw a monkey wrench into the machinery dates to 1918.
     22  -4 2014 oct 04word origins assassinsMotives for assassins and assassination - Wordorigins .org1. lit. A hashish-eater. Hist. (in pl.) Certain Muslim fanatics in the time of the Crusades, who were sent forth by their sheikh, the 'Old Man of the ...
     23  -2 2014 sep 17christian register powered by expressionengineVisitor Statistics. hide Stats. The most visitors ever was 1840, on June 11, 2012 11:31 AM. Total Registered Members: 640. Total Topics: 3664.
     24  -13 2014 oct 04jargon and clipped words1900 Words - Wordorigins.orgThis term appears as cricket jargon in 1900, referring to a swerve in a ball when bowled. ... dorm, n.2 The rather inevitable clipping of dormitory.
     24  -4 2014 oct 02old english lettersLess obvious is the fact that some modern letters are absent from Old English texts. Modern versions of Old English texts frequently add ...
     24  +25 2014 sep 24byte wordbit / byte - Wordorigins.orgThe word byte is a play on bit. The original sense of the term was the amount of data required to represent one character—usually, but not ...
     24  ~ 2014 sep 24dostoevsky quotesWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Dostoevsky quoteThe epigraph in Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon is Man, man, one cannot quite live without pity which is attributed to Dostoevsky and I was ...
     24  +35 2014 jul 30chinese word for crisisCrisis - Wordorigins.orgGore repeated the old chestnut that the Chinese word for crisis was formed from two characters, one meaning danger and the other opportunity, ...
     25  +3 2014 sep 27french word for luxuryluxury - Wordorigins.orgLuxury is first recorded in English in 1340 and comes to us from French , one of those words imported by the Normans when they conquered ...
     25  +76 2014 aug 22big language wordWordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a ... Often, popular tales of a word's origin arise. ... Filed under: Big List
     26  +2 2014 sep 28text enhance adsWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | text enhance adsI see that there are things that look like links in our discussions but are actually ads by text - enhance . It causes some visual confusion. Is this an ...
     27  -14 2014 aug 14cougar dating forumWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Origin of slang word ' cougar 'It took me a while to read all past forums and archived information. ... Gibson, called Cougar : A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men.
     28  ~ 2014 aug 22american dialect societyAmerican Dialect Society Email Discussion List ... - Wordorigins.orgADS-L is a discussion list for members of the American Dialect Society and interested others. Members of the list include linguists, grammarians, lexicographers, ...
     28  ~ 2014 aug 09list of wordsThe Big List of Words and Phrases - Wordorigins.orgThis is the list , some 400 word and phrase origins. The words and phrases are selected because their origins are inherently interesting or because some bit of ...
     28  +19 2014 jul 19riding polls newfoundland avalonriding - Wordorigins.orgAs I write this, it's election time here in Canada, and while as a US citizen I ... Newfoundland and Labrador Senator Fabian Manning is to announce Monday that he will be running for the Conservatives in the riding of Avalon .
     29  ~ 2014 aug 28spade is a spadecall a spade a bloody shovel - Wordorigins.orgThe spade in question here is a shovel, not a black person. The phrase means to speak bluntly, without euphemism or delicacy. The phrase ...
     29  +47 2014 aug 04english grammar forumWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Low-Priced English Grammar ?A reader emailed me asking for recommendations for a low-priced, English grammar reference. But I was at a loss for what to tell her.
     30  -13 2014 sep 12klf chilites sampleKurt Cobain and His Orchestra: Shifts in Naming ... - Wordorigins.orgexample , are best known for their Disco hits of the 1970s, but the group was formed in 1958 ..... Four; Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders; Chiffons; Chi- Lites ; Danté ..... House; Kane Gang; KLF ; Living in a Box; Massive Attack; Mother Love.
     30  +71 2014 aug 08words and phrasesThis is the list, some 400 word and phrase origins. The words and phrases are selected because their origins are inherently interesting or because some bit of ...
     31  ~ 2014 oct 02expression engine list authorsPosted: 2 hours ago. Author : kurwamac · Meta Discussion. The purpose of this forum is to discuss administrative issues relating to these forums ...
     31  -1 2014 oct 01smart tv reviews powered by expressionengine1975 Words - Wordorigins.orgThe OED records the slang term meaning “a smart person” from 1975, but I suspect it is older.
     31  -2 2014 aug 19italian american slangSince it's Italian -sounding and I'm from New Jersey, I lean toward thinking it started ... The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and ...
     31  +63 2014 jul 28spit and imageSpitting image - Wordorigins.orgSpitting image or spit and image (sometimes reanalyzed as splitting image) stems from the metaphor of spitting out an exact likeness of oneself.
     32  +5 2014 sep 19udru word for sarsaparillaLoan- Words and Where They Come From - Wordorigins.orgBelow is a list of different languages and some English words that derive
     32  -6 2014 sep 18helpbetWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Help, Bet on This!Does/can anyone tell me the meaning or start of “Vim and Vinegar”. I can't even come very close to guessing “Vim”, and “Vinegar” maybe ...
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     33  ~ 2014 jul 22little bunny foo fooWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Little Bunny Foo FooSome etymology and my contribution to the lore (Warning: not my most scholarly moment). The bit about me starts on the third page. [I debated ...
     34  +67 2014 aug 10yr op adj1929 Words - Wordorigins.orgIn that year you could treat yourself to a gut-buster by downing zucchini,
     34  +67 2014 jul 30erika von hornsteinWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | HD: 1964 WordsI've antedated it by a couple of years, to Beyond the Berlin Wall: By Refugees Who Have Fled to the West As Told to Erika Von Hornstein (Wolff, ...
     35  -27 2014 sep 21songs powered by expressionengineWordorigins.org Discussion Forums | Musician's Song ListExpressionEngine Forums ... use to call the list of songs that they know and can play at a gig, their repertoire. .... Powered By ExpressionEngine
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