Where does the phrase 'I'm on cloud nine' come from?

What does 'cloud nine' have to do with happiness?

The 'top drawer' was previously for valuables and jewellery.

Where does the phrase 'top drawer' come from?

Referring to a woman's arms as 'bingo wings' is linked to this popular past time.

Why do we call them 'bingo wings'?

The phrase 'kicked the bucket' is linked to black pudding

Why do we say 'kicked the bucket' when someone dies?

Children learning English in a school

When did Americans switch from speaking British-English to American-English?

Factory workers

What’s The Origin Of The Term ‘Blue Collar Worker’?

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Country mile

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House of Commons

Why Is An MP’s Surgery Called A Surgery?


Why Is The Bottom Of A Bell-Ringing Rope Called A ‘Sally’?

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Where Does The Word Lanky Come From?

Why do we use the word "quid" instead of "pound"?

Why Do We Say "Quid" Instead of Pound?


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