Food is such an integral part of our lives that it's not surprising that certain phrases and expressions have also become part of our everyday language. The following are several fun food phrases and what they mean. 1. Cool as...
Those lacking a romantic heart in today's society may try to claim that Valentine's Day is nothing more than a greeting card holiday, designed to encourage consumer spending under the guise of love. However, the reality is, Valentine's Day...
Language changes with time. If there’s one rule of human communication, it's that. That's the reason so many different languages have evolved around the globe. But the fact that our systems of communication have a strong tendency to defy...
Love is one of the most frequently used words in the English language. You can feel love for a romantic partner, for a parent, a child, an elderly neighbor, the world in general, a favorite food, a multitude of...
We've all done, said, or worn something that ends up revealing what decade we most likely spent our formative years. One of the most common ways we show our age is the colloquial terms and slang vocabulary that may...
The 1970s were an iconic age of bell-bottom pants, 8-track tapes, as well as funk and disco music. Dennis Hooper re-emerged as a movie star after his "Easy Rider" success in 1969, and Star Wars was the highest grossing...
A few of the expressions we use in our everyday conversations are recognizably derived from nautical terms -- such as "shipshape" or "smooth sailing." But when it comes to many others, the memory of where these idioms originated seems...
While it can be fascinating to see all the new words and expressions that are added to dictionaries on an ongoing basis, sometimes it's even more intriguing to have a look at formerly common words that are rarely or...