Where Did the Saying “Kick the Bucket” Come From?
TweetWe all know when someone has “kicked the bucket” they are dead, but what does kicking a bucket have anything to do with death? Possibly someone stumbled on a bucket on their way down th… Read more
Where Does the Saying “Cut To The Chase” Come From?
TweetWe all have that long winded uncle in the family – the one who tells the same story over and over again, but never gets to the point. We want him to “cut to the chase” or get to t… Read more
Where Did the Saying “Being Caught Red Handed” Come From?
TweetTo be caught red handed applies to anything from the police catching a crook to a kid getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar. If a person were caught for a crime why would their… Read more
Where Did The Saying “It Ain’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings” Come From?
We have all heard the expression “it ain’t over until the fat lady sings”; meaning nothing is said and done until the final act is played out. Who came up with this saying and what does a fa… Read more
Where Did the Saying “Nothing is Certain But Death and Taxes” Come From?
TweetNeedless to say, most of us have heard the expression “nothing in this life is certain but death and taxes”. This expression would be true for everyone except the Queen of England (whic… Read more
Where Did the Saying “Crocodile Tears” Come From?
TweetYou may have heard the expression that anyone who puts on a disingenuous display of emotion is shedding “crocodile tears”. Most people, (myself included) don’t think of our scaly… Read more
Where Did the Saying “The Moon is Made Of Green Cheese” Come From?
TweetMany of us were probably told as children about the cow jumping over the moon some of us were probably told the moon was made of green cheese. Some of us, myself included, believed it;… Read more
Where Did the Saying “Bite The Bullet” Come From?
TweetWe have all heard the term “bite the bullet” when it comes to dealing with something we don’t want to do; but what does biting a bullet have to do with enduring something that we deem u… Read more
Where Did The Saying “Hit the Hay” Come From?
TweetEveryone has heard the expression, “I’m exhausted; I’m going to hit the hay”. Unless you live on a farm and sleep in the barn, this expression makes little to no sense in th… Read more
Where Did “Goodnight, Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite” Come From?
Many children go to bed every night with their parents telling them, “goodnight, sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite”; but what does this saying mean and where did it come from? The… Read more