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Are You Losing It?

Are You Losing It?

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Americans seem to have a lot of concern about losing it. At least that is what you would think from hearing them talk. They use the expressi...

A Cup of Joe With Average Joes and Plain Janes

A Cup of Joe With Average Joes and Plain Janes

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Jeez Louise, don't be a doubting Thomas -- just sign your John Hancock and make Uncle Sam happy! with these Words and Their Stories.

Go Away! You're Buggin' Me!

Go Away! You're Buggin' Me!

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There are many American expressions about insects -- like bees, for example. Bees are known as very hard workers. They always appear to be b...

This Story Is

This Story Is "The Cat's Meow!"

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This is a story about fraidy-cats, scaredy-cats, copycats, fat cats and everything else the cats dragged in.

Are We Really Just Monkeys?

Are We Really Just Monkeys?

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Monkeys are very similar to us in many ways -- most have ten fingers and ten toes, and brains much like ours. We enjoy watching them because...

Is it Worth a Hill of Beans?

Is it Worth a Hill of Beans?

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Hedging Your Bets or Making Hay While the Sun Shines are American expressions that come from the farms. That and more in today's Worlds and...

What a Mouth!

What a Mouth!

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You took the words right out of my mouth | Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories: State Nicknames, Part 4

Words and Their Stories: State Nicknames, Part 4

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The final in a four part series on state nicknames | WORDS AND THEIR STORIES

The Garden State, the Granite State, the Empire State and The Land of Enchantment

The Garden State, the Granite State, the Empire State and The Land of Enchantment

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From the Golden State of California to the "Sunshine State" of Florida | Words and Their Stories

The Gem State, the Land of Lincoln and the Crossroads of America...

The Gem State, the Land of Lincoln and the Crossroads of America...

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From the Golden State of California to the "Sunshine State" of Florida | Words and Their Stories

The Heart of Dixie, The Last Frontier, The Aloha State and More...

The Heart of Dixie, The Last Frontier, The Aloha State and More...

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From the Golden State of California to the "Sunshine State" of Florida | Words and Their Stories

Hold Your Horses!

Hold Your Horses!

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You'll hear about horse expressions straight from the horses mouth, so stop horsing around! | Words and Their Stories

'What a Dog's Life!'

'What a Dog's Life!'

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Americans love their dogs. And dog lends its name to many expressions like 'every dog has his day,' 'dog-eat-dog,' 'teach an old dog ne...

Words and Their Stories: Numbers Part Two

Words and Their Stories: Numbers Part Two

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Expressions using numbers | Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories: Number One

Words and Their Stories: Number One

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Let us start with the number one. Numbers can be tricky. On the one hand, they are simply numbers. On the other hand, they have meanings. "...

Words and Their Stories: Touch All Bases

Words and Their Stories: Touch All Bases

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Expressions from America's national pastime | WORDS AND THEIR STORIES

All About Eyes

All About Eyes

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Expressions that may catch your eye | Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories: Nose and Ear Expressions

Words and Their Stories: Nose and Ear Expressions

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The answer Is as clear as the nose on your face | Words and Their Stories

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

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Many expressions that Americans use every day came from the card game of poker. From "ace in the hole," "stack the deck," to "poker fac...

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

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We tell the interesting story of how pilots came to use the word “mayday,” and the story of some other French words that Americans use | W...