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Don't Get Caught in a Catch-22

Don't Get Caught in a Catch-22

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You find a job you like. You ask for the job, but are told you cannot have it. The reason? You have not done that job before. That is insane...

Words and their Stories: Boxing Expressions

Words and their Stories: Boxing Expressions

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The sport of boxing gave us famous competitors like Muhammad Ali. It also gave us many expressions that have become frequently used in Ameri...

A Halloween Special: The Devil is Everywhere

A Halloween Special: The Devil is Everywhere

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Today we take you to the Dark Side. (insert evil laugh here) We teach expressions that involve the king of evil – the devil. Read on to lea...

You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Read This

You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Read This

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"You do not need to be a rocket scientist." Americans hear these words often. People say them in schools, offices and factories. Broadcast...

Baseball Terms

Baseball Terms

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Baseball is America’s national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a li...

Birds and Their Stories

Birds and Their Stories

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American English is stuffed full of expressions about birds. Oh this story is a real feather in my cap. See? I told you! | Words and Their S...

Hey, I'm Workin' for Chickenfeed Here!

Hey, I'm Workin' for Chickenfeed Here!

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Americans, like people in other countries, always want more money. One way they express this is by protesting that their jobs do not pay eno...

Wildcats: Congressmen, Money, Oil Wells and Strikers

Wildcats: Congressmen, Money, Oil Wells and Strikers

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Americans use the names of animals in many ways | Words and Their Stories

This 'Swan Song' Is My 'Last Hurrah'

This 'Swan Song' Is My 'Last Hurrah'

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The expression "swan song" has long been a part of the English language. At first, "swan song" meant the last work of a poet, musician o...

'A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss'

'A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss'

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How an old proverb led to two songs, a popular rock and roll band and a magazine | Words and Their Stories

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