An interesting turn of phrase

posted Nov 22, 2015, 6:42 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 6:50 AM ]

An interesting turn of phrase

I found an interesting web site that tells you about 10 interesting phrases and facts from Today I Found Out:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/10-interesting-word-phrase-facts/

One of the most interesting is the word man which used to mean a person not a male and werman was male human and the only remnants of the word wer is in werewolf man wolf and a woman wifmann was female human which became wife.

 

I also found out from my wife that in the word wholly the w is not present when spoken and it sounds like holy.  Further research revealed on the website Homophone:

http://www.homophone.com/h/holey-holy-wholly

That all three words holey, holy and wholly all sound alike in the English language.

Also, on the website Grammerly there are 14 expressions that have crazy origins which they claim you would never have guessed:

http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2015/14-expressions-with-crazy-origins-that-you-would-never-have-guessed/

 

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An interesting turn of phrase

I found an interesting web site that tells you about 10 interesting phrases and facts from Today I Found Out:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/10-interesting-word-phrase-facts/

One of the most interesting is the word man which used to mean a person not a male and werman was male human and the only remnants of the word wer is in werewolf man wolf and a woman wifmann was female human which became wife.

 

I also found out from my wife that in the word wholly the w is not present when spoken and it sounds like holy.  Further research revealed on the website Homophone:

http://www.homophone.com/h/holey-holy-wholly

That all three words holey, holy and wholly all sound alike in the English language.

Also, on the website Grammerly there are 14 expressions that have crazy origins which they claim you would never have guessed:

http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2015/14-expressions-with-crazy-origins-that-you-would-never-have-guessed/

 

Free education and enlightenment are found here in this blog, Dear Writers, along with Write Coach service and my seldom mentioned Ghost Writing service as well.

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I found an interesting web site that tells you about 10 interesting phrases and facts from Today I Found Out:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/10-interesting-word-phrase-facts/

One of the most interesting is the word man which used to mean a person not a male and werman was male human and the only remnants of the word wer is in werewolf man wolf and a woman wifmann was female human which became wife.

 

I also found out from my wife that in the word wholly the w is not present when spoken and it sounds like holy.  Further research revealed on the website Homophone:

http://www.homophone.com/h/holey-holy-wholly

That all three words holey, holy and wholly all sound alike in the English language.

Also, on the website Grammerly there are 14 expressions that have crazy origins which they claim you would never have guessed:

http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2015/14-expressions-with-crazy-origins-that-you-would-never-have-guessed/

 

Free education and enlightenment are found here in this blog, Dear Writers, along with Write Coach service and my seldom mentioned Ghost Writing service as well.

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