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What Does the Phrase 'Gets Your Goat' Have to Do With Horse Racing?

HooplaHa | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

Have you ever heard of a famous everyday phrase, but never knew what it really means or where it came from? Well, now you can be the smartest student in class -- grab your notebook and a seat, it's time to learn some awesome trivia on "Famous Phrases!"

Learn the Meaning of Everyday Phrases With Comedian Eddie Brill

HooplaHa | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

Have you ever heard of a famous everyday phrase, but never knew what it really means or where it came from? Well, now you can be the smartest student in class -- grab your notebook and a seat, it's time to learn some awesome trivia on "Famous Phrases!"

The Problem With Beating Cancer

Shannon Oliver | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Oliver

Perhaps "surviving cancer" doesn't sound as exciting and rousing as "beating cancer," but the latter implies that those who've died lost. Like they did something wrong.

14 Aussie Phrases Americans Should Start Using

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

There is no easy American phrase that explains that "I could do that, but no, no I don't think I will do that, just because I don't feel like it." Can't Be Bothered uses minimal effort to express minimal effort.

"What's the Bad Word?"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I know cliches like the back of my hand and I've always thought that people should avoid them like the plague.

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Darina Kagan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Darina Kagan

America: the land of slogans, phrases, "You know what they say"s, and jingles, where a person can spew off a verse to a jingle and immediately associa...

The 11 Words for 2011

Frank Luntz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Luntz

These are the phrases that you should or would be hearing if the political leaders were listening and communicating effectively.

Official New Dictionary Words

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Around 2,000 new words, phrases, and meanings have been added to the dictionary of American English, including bromance -- defined as "a close but non...

The Most Annoying Phrases on Earth

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

You think it's annoying when someone starts a sentence with the word "ironically," when it most certainly is not? Or when McCain uttered "My friends" enough times to warrant a drinking game?