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Who placed the Butter in Butterfly?David FeldmanA enjoyable and fascinating examine the standard words used so usually within the English language. This ebook is simply what minutiae junkies crave. No, it isn't nice literature, so what? simply examine the canopy and the title..... What have been you considering, "War and Peace?", get actual. it is a enjoyable romp into these ordinary expressions that all of us use in way of life and for the main half do not know the place they arrive from. I for one loved the publication greatly. a number of the words indexed during this ebook, like: puppy Days, girl insects, the genuine McCoy's and Hoodwink i've got identified for years. Others like: Stolen Thunder, Pin funds, or Tinkers Dam, (and many others ), I had now not a clue. All and all a non-stuffy and fun booklet that provides the reader an enjoyable examine why we are saying the issues we do. If we won't comprehend our prior and giggle a section at it, the longer term turns into more and more gray.In Frith, Spence The Elder "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc" M. Addams

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Physiologist Ancel Keys. K also was the Army supply code designation for the rations, and some sources indicated that the code letter, rather than the name of Keys, was responsible for K rations. Delicacy prevents me from providing vivid descriptions of the contents of K rations. But highlights include an unrecognizable and usually inedible meat/protein source; the 54 / DAVID FELDMAN world’s hardest chocolate (designed not to melt in the sun); and, in every packet, cigarettes! s alive when refrigeration and cooking facilities were nowhere to be found.

Fellow (“a regular guy”), he is unlikely to be listed in Who’s Who. I.? Because Army men and women wear government issue uniforms. I. sprung up soon after World War I and became a catchphrase during World War II. I. was not an affectionate term, but rather a reference to the impersonality of the Army and an expression of contempt for government property. What’s the Difference Between Hip and Hep? Why Is It Unhip to Say “Hep” When It Used to Be Hipper to Say “Hep”? About all we know for sure is that hep predated hip by at least twenty-five years.

Now the rock star Prince has extended this principle by capitalizing the word you, although his spelling, U, is a little eccentric. Despite constantly being accused of narcissism, Prince should be commended for his altruistic and egalitarian philosophy of elevating the second person singular to the prestige of first-person-singular capitalization. Submitted by Sheila Reiss of St. Petersburg, Florida. WHO PUT THE BUTTER IN BUTTERFLY? / 55 Why Is Pound Abbreviated as Lb.? In the zodiac, the symbol of Libra is the scales.

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