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"Actually, that's now 'boot hill' started."
"Did you know that 'decimate' means kill just one out of every ten?"
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Salt was given to Roman soldiers as wages. That was their 'Salarium' which is the origin of our word 'salary'.
"Oh, vowels are so 2019!"
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"Did you know 'fajitas' is Spanish for 'tiny girdles'?"
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"Hello, I'm Clifton Latimer."
"'Buckaroo, of course, is a corruption of 'Vaquero', which itself means 'Yoo Hoo, Big Boy'."
'Ok ok ok! Go away and come back in 15 minutes.'
'Oh it's quite a D.U.S.I.'
The legendary birth of an idiom
'When you hear the prompt to press the pound sign, ignore it and press the hashtag.'
"Did you know the word 'faith' is a linguistic blend of the Latin words 'faigus' and 'phytolith'? Don't question it. Just believe me."
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"See – they named a word after us: phlegmatic."
"Tell the troops we're stopping for a picnic."
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Icicle, Bicicle, Bicycle and Icycle.
'It's a knock-knock joke.'
"I wanted to study etymology, but turned up for the wrong interview."
"This web site tells you what your name means. Baldo means bold, brave and honorable."
Flight of the Humble Bee
When Chairs Attack
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"Well, you see...the Spanish word for 'talk' is 'habla'...but it's not nice to laugh at someone who talks too much, so you get rid of the 'ha'...and you're left with 'bla'."
"The definitions in this dictionary seem at odds with the words they're describing?"