Word and Phrase Origins

Includes questions related to the origins and etymology of English words and phrases.
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spianish explores who meet myian pepoles
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I don't know how many different uses there are for "planking" but the only one I'm aware of is the planking in which a person lies stomach-down (straight like a plank), usually in weird public places like in the middle of the mall or on steps/railing.
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There is not a direct translation of the word, as it isn't a noun or verb.
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A: The 'Rapture' is a theological invention of John Nelson Darby, the nineteenth-century founder of the Plymouth Brethren. Although few people belong the the Plymouth Brethren Church, many Christians believe in its founder's most enduring theological creation, the Rapture. . Barbara R. Rossing (T…
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This phrase is from H.W.Longfellow poem rain in summer. It means when the heavy rain flew from the top of street, it brought with it all the sand from the upside and the mud and it totally looked like a tide of a river but with full of mud.
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It means alternatively, or that there is another option.
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come to me. lets emabrase
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The word Naruto came from a special Japanese food called Narutomaki. it's actually that slice of fish cake with a pink spiral thing in it that can be seen on top of a bowl of Ramen!! also Jiraya first came up with the name while eating Ramen! Another funny thing about the name is if you look closely…
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Anagram A man, a plan, a canal, panama
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Crane means by his metaphors of bricks and temples
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I think it means the same as pull the wool over my eyes.
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