Notre Dame du Port – Clermont Ferrand (France) To this day I suckle at the Lord’s Prayer like a child, and as an old man ...
The Trial of the Notorious Highwayman Richard Turpin Thomas Kyll’s pamphlet, published 10 days after Turpin’s execution on 7th April 1739, provides an eye-witness account of the trial. Yorkshire tyke, or simply tyke, is used as a nickname for a person from Yorkshire. The noun tyke is from Old Norse tík, […]
Toad-in-the-hole is a dish consisting of sausages baked in batter. Originally, it consisted of a piece of meat baked in batter. The earliest occurrence of the word is found, in the form toad in a hole, in A General History of the Stage, From its Origin in Greece down to the […]
photograph: Lavender & Lovage It is often said that the noun banger appeared as slang for sausage in the World War One trenches. And it is true that Walter Hubert Downing defined the word in Digger Dialects: A Collection of Slang Phrases used by the Australian Soldiers on Active Duty (1919). […]
Augustine of Hippo MEANING Dating back to the mid 17th century, the word is used as a euphemism for devil in expressions of annoyance, impatience, surprise, etc., such as what the deuce are you trying to do?, how the deuce are we to make a profit?. ORIGIN […]