meaning of statements

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by YankNBurn, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    ever wonder how certain statements came about?

    Take "damn it" it stemmed from "God Damn it" and it flows back to when people would ask for God to damn something or someone. Anyone else know of some origins of statements phrases ect
  2. AshtonsMom

    AshtonsMom Banned

    one i've always wondered about is "beating around the bush" I am stumped with that one...if anyone knows, feel free to tell. :D
  3. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    what about the old childhood "ring around the rosie" rhyme? Imagine in school they teach you to play games to a childs view on the plaque.

    Ring around the rosie (a circle would form around a red mark on the body)

    Pocket full of posies ( the thought it would repell it)

    ashes ashes we all fall down ( they had to burn the bodies and the air was filled with the ashes from the massive deaths and we all fall down meant fall down dead)
  4. AshtonsMom

    AshtonsMom Banned

    what about "you can't have your cake and eat it too?" now you have gone and got me using my brain, when I was trying to reserve it for finals lol

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