Currently viewing the tag: "dictionary"
- Hell's Half Acre 03/28/2017: Hundreds of years ago, the word girl didn't necessarily mean a female child — in the 14th and 15th centuries, it could refer to a... [more]
- The True Origins of "the Real McCoy" 03/28/2017: Why do we describe something that's genuine or authentic as the real McCoy? It has nothing to do with trains or an inventor! This is... [more]
- Hell's Half Acre Expression 03/28/2017: The expression hell's half acre denotes a small patch of land or a place that's otherwise undesirable. It has been around for a century... [more]
- Hairy at the Heel 03/28/2017: A Courtland, Alabama, woman wonders about the phrase hairy at the heel. Along with hairy-heeled, hairy about the heels, and hairy about the fetlocks, this... [more]
- Hip Hop Quiz 03/28/2017: Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a fill-in-the-blank puzzle about famous hip-hop rhymes. For example, from Run DMC, there's the verse: "I'm the king of rock... [more]