Where does the saying - bless your cotton socks come from?

Answer George Edward Lynch Cotton, English clergyman and educator, assistant master at Rugby 1837-1852, the �young master� in Thomas Hughes's "Tom Brown's School Days". Bishop of Calcutta, 1858 where ... Read More »

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Where did the saying"sick as a dog"come from?

The saying "sick as a dog" likely originated in Britain, where "sick" is used more often to describe vomiting than simply feeling ill. It possibly refers to a dog's penchant for eating, and then vo... Read More »

Where did the saying"hair of the dog"come from?

"Hair of the dog" is a term for a small drink of alcohol that is supposed to cure a hangover. It comes from an old Roman saying, "like is cured by like." At one time, people believed that putting s... Read More »

Where did the saying"wet behind the ears"come from?

The saying “wet behind the ears” originated in 19th century America, most likely from cowboys and farmers who observed that the area behind the ears is the last place to dry on newborn livestoc... Read More »

Where did the saying"the birds&the bees"come from?

The use of birds and bees as a means to explain sexual reproduction might be linked to a 1928 Cole Porter song, "Let's Do It," with the lyrics: "And that's why birds do it, bees do it/Even educated... Read More »