What is the origin of the phrase Finders keepers?
The idiom "finder's keepers" actually refers to a Roman law. The law basically meant that once something was unowned or abandoned, whoever found it could keep it.
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Under international maritime law, specifically the International Convention on Salvage (1989), objects in the sea remain the property of the original owner forever, unless that owner has formally abandoned claim to them. A salvor is entitled to a reward for recovering them, but cannot claim ownershi…p of the property. The Law of Salvage is frequently confused with the Law of Finds, even though they are opposite in some respects. The Law of Finds is the closest thing in the law to "finders keepers"--it does grant ownership of abandoned wrecks to the finder. However, in recent times, admiralty courts have ruled that the Law of Finds can only be applied if the owners have expressly and publicly abandoned claim to their property or the wreck is so ancient that no owner or sovereign could possibly assert a claim to it. For example, the wreckage of the R.M.S. Titanic is in international waters, over 600 km off the coast of Newfoundland. Courts have ruled, repeatedly, that the company RMS Titanic, Inc., is salvor-in-possession of the wreck and has exclusive rights to recover and display artifacts from the site, but cannot sell those artifacts, as they do not have ownership of them. (It is true that some artifacts from the Titanic were sold between 1994 and 1996, before the court clarified its ruling). (MORE)
The object of the Finders Keepers game is to catch valuable items with your trap line, and pull them up to earn money and increase your score. You must achieve the level goal before time runs out. Any extra cash you earn above the level goal carries over to the next level, and helps you reach the ne…xt level's goal. Objects range broadly in value and weight, so chose wisely what items you will try to catch. You will not have enough time to catch everything on the level. Your line will swing back and forth on its own. Drop the trap line when it is lined up with an object by clicking the mouse below the water's surface. You can also use the down arrow key to drop the line. Placement of the mouse does not control the direction of the trap line. Wait until the trap swings to the angle you want, and then click to drop it. (MORE)
Every game has advantages and disadvantages What are the Finders Keepers games advantages and disadvantages?
I liked the funny game kept me entertained .I hope they make a sequel to Finders Keepers! I played many types of games, each has advantages and disadvantages. However, its advantages are far more than disadvantages, and even without shortcomings. I think that I make a sequel to Finders Keepers! The …object of the Finders Keepers game is to catch valuable items with my trap line, and pull them up to earn money and increase my score. I must achieve the level goal before time runs out. All in all, this is a really great and well designed game. Well done!!!!! (MORE)
I've done a bit of research and delving and only found a few episodes in full on Youtube. Hopefully someday Nick'll release a box set or something.
The Finders Keepers game is very similar to Gold Miner game, except you're trying to grab items under the water instead of in a mine shaft. The basic idea is that you have a rotating lasso, and you click your mouse to launch at just the right time to collect stuff below the surface. There's somethin…g relaxing about the concept, and it's very easy to get hooked! (MORE)
The origin of the phrase 'talking trash' is believed to be theUnited States around 1980 or 1981. The phrase was often used inurban settings or during sports events. Different countries havedifferent phrases to describe this type of talk including the term'sledging' used in the UK.
The phrase catching a cold is an idiom since you cannot physicallycatch an illness. This phrase has been around for hundreds of yearsbut there is no indication as to when it originated.
first of all, what the heck are you talking about?Second, does it come with instuctions? If it doesn't, ask your sister.
The origin of the phrase 'dead easy comes from the Englishlanguage. The term dead actually meant 'simple' or 'completely' anddates back to the 14th century with this usage.
This is a real brain tester. I do Know the origins of several other phrases, such as "The Whole Nine Yards" referring to the 9 yds of fabric used for the Scottish great kilt. ***CORRECTION*** TO "THE WHOLE NINE YARDS" No suits, kilts or wedding veils here. (The Scottish did not use yards as a m…easurement!) This answer came straight from several WWII vets. In WWII, gunners in aircraft (tail gunners, belly gunners, etc) had limited space and weight available for ammunition. The length of a machine-gun bullet chain for these aircraft, when stretched out, measured 27 feet in length. So when the gunner "let him have it" he gave the enemy the "whole 9 yards." But I believe I just may have a starting point. In the latter part of the 1800's, est around 1860, Winchester was advertising its ammunition as The Most Accurate "Right Out of The Box". (MORE)
In Finders Keepers game you join Floyd Finders and his trusty sidekick Goldie on an aquatic adventure. Collect treasure, fish and special trinkets to help reunite lost loves, while avoiding trouble from Pirates, Whales, Walruses and Ghosts from the Deep..
It is believed to have derived from Hocus-Pocus, a meaningless Latin-sounding phrase used by conjurers.
They two were searching for gold in the forest. One found thegold first but the tiger was hungry so the first person was eaten.The second person found the gold and took it safely because thetiger was busy eating. Some people don't know the story but useslucky last a lot.............................s…o mainly this is whylast is called lucky.... (MORE)
The expression was originally "God be with Ye (or you)", as a sort of blessing or good luck phrase to someone leaving your presence and was later shortened to 'good bye'.
1996 Summer Olympics when Kerri Strug was preparing to do a vault with a broken ankle, the camera flashed to her coach, Bela Karolyi shouting "You can do it!" With a Russian accent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water …Boy". (MORE)
( thegamut ) 1The completerange or scope of something: the whole gamut of humanemotion . EXAMPLE SENTENCES Anger, jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, aggression - Harryexperiences a whole gamut of human emotions, but seems to able tocontrol them much better that he did in The Phoenix. Her fa…ce could register the gamut of human emotions without everfully revealing her inner nature. These stories take you on an exciting journey, and you traverse awhole gamut of human experience and emotions that reflect thechanging Tamil milieu. (MORE)
if you find money on a street, if you dont attampt to return it or find out who dropped it or hand it in to the police then it can be seen as theft.
it's money! it is a lot of money! whose can it be? mother? father? oh! nevermind! i'll keep it! it's mine!
"Sweeps the nation" comes from the first PacMac game in the early 60s. In the game, PacMan is seen to use a broom and dustpan to get rid of the killer ghosts. Once the ghosts were dispatched, PacMan would move on to sweep up other areas of the game. When the entire nation had been swept, the game wo…uld end. Thus "sweep the nation" came to mean anything that effectively covered the entire nation in a small amount of time. (A full game only lasted a few minutes.) (MORE)
It is from the cloth industry, where a small flaw was seen in the manufacturing process of fabric, a string was inserted so the flaw could be easily identified. If 'no strings attached' the cloth was perfect.
In the Biblical story of Job, he was subjected to many bad things for many years, but never lost his faith in God.
this means to be called to help or called to service in the area or gifts of help.
As an informal word meaning "utterly" plumb may derive from its formal meaning of "exactly vertical." But the variant spelling "plum" suggests that its origin may lie elsewhere.
Scotland. One of the bedrooms of Glamis Castle, in Scotland, contains a chest of seven drawers that was designed for holding and organizing the royal occupant's clothing. Clothing was placed in one of the chest's drawers depending on the day of the week it was for. Thus, starting with Monday's cloth…es, these were stored in the drawer closest to the floor. Next, Tuesday's clothes were in the next drawer up and so on for the clothing for each day of the rest of the week, with the top drawer designated for Sunday's clothing. Since the garb for Sunday was traditionally the finest of the week, the expression "top drawer" came to be associated with "the finest". (MORE)
Nellie was never discovered. People have said that the name Nelliewas added after negative for the use of alliteration. But other sayings like Chatty Cathy, do originate from something.Chatty Cathy, has the name Cathy because the first talking dollsname was Cathy. With a string attached to her back …to pull to hearher speak, she was named "Chatty Cathy". Researchers are stilllooking for who or what Nellie was, but as right now, the answer isthere isn't a origination. (MORE)
According to dictionary.com is a phrase termed in 1739 in reference to a flowering plant that has gone to seed, looking ratty and unkempt
The first dice were actual six-sided knuckle bones, used by Roman legionnaires circa 6th. century.
The phrase angel of death appears in the Bible in the Book of Exodus chapter 12 verse 23. Exo 12:23 When the LORD goes through Egypt to kill the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the beams and the doorposts and will not let the Angel of Death enter your houses and kill you.
Two guilty men were sentenced to death but the presiding judge was in a lenient mood and offered one man his freedom. To decide who should be released the men each rolled a die. The man who rolled the higher number was released, and the other executed. Hence dicing with death.
This has to do with a stranded Arab with a camel who lost his ability to walk. To survive the arid heat, he had to "bust the hump" (a very difficult task) of the camel to get nutrition and hydration.
We all have our cross to bear means that we can't make progress without SOME suffering. A bit more: Since Jesus was forced to bear (carry) his own cross on which he was crucified, it is assumed this phrase originated from that.
I've been told that when someone shoots themselves to death, thatthey have such a grip on the gun that their fingers have to bepried off the gun grip.
Open Fire is the command to fire at will, as opposed to volley fire, wherein the group fires simultaneously. This from the old days of singe-shot weapons.
Clans in the USA in the early years punished community individuals when they commited a serious offence by saying 'You're fired' and subsequently burnt their homes.
"Finders keepers, losers weepers" is not the law and never has been. Property that has been lost or mislaid still belongs to the rightful owner. Keeping it without attempting to return it is called "Theft or Appropriation of Lost or Mislaid Property". In the US, the laws vary from state to state.… In California, a finder can face criminal charges for not making an attempt to return lost property to its rightful owner (Penal Code 485 PC). In Illinois, surprisingly, theft of lost or mislaid property is punishable only by a fine (720 ILCS 5/16-2). In the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, the law requires a person who finds lost property to make a reasonable effort to locate the owner. In many places, if there is no means of identification, the property must be turned in to the police, who will hold it for a length of time, which varies considerably--anywhere from 90 days to 18 months in different places, to allow the owner to claim it. In some states, if the property goes unclaimed, it then (and only then) becomes the property of the finder. (MORE)
The people who found it were american explorers whom were looking for the original 99 colonies
The cast of Finders Keepers - 1987 includes: Joe Conklin as Announcer (1987-1988) Wesley Eure as Host (1987-1988) Bob Lorman as Announcer (1987-1988) Harry Stevens as Announcer (1988-1989)
The cast of Finders Keepers - 2010 includes: Greg Amici as Sonny Clint Jordan as Lane Victor Warren as Holt
The cast of Finders Keepers - 1921 includes: Edmund Cobb Dorothy Dean Bridges Verne Layton Violet Mersereau
The cast of Finders Keepers - 1928 includes: Edmund Breese as Col. Hastings Edgar Dearing as Sergeant William Gorman as Bozo John Harron as Carter Brooks Laura La Plante as Barbara Hastings Jack Oakie as B.B. Brown Eddie Phillips as 2nd Lt. Kenneth Purdy Arthur Rankin as Pvt. Blondy Jones
The cast of Finders Keepers - 1929 includes: Janet Adair Helen Ferguson Helen Foster John Litel
The cast of Finders Keepers - 1952 includes: Julie Adams as Sue Kipps Herbert Anderson as Hotel Clerk Madge Blake as Undetermined Role Harris Brown as Mailman Edward Clark as Gramps Jack Elam as Eddie Tom Ewell as Tiger Kipps Elizabeth Flournoy as Bit Role Douglas Fowley as Frankie Simmons Dusty Hen…ley as Tiger Kipps Jr. Harvey Lembeck as Undetermined Role George Lynn as Allen Richard Reeves as Joey Evelyn Varden as Ma Kipps Harold Vermilyea as Mr. Fizpatrick (MORE)
The cast of Finders Keepers - 1984 includes: Harvey Atkin as Salesman in Train Timothy Blake as Estelle Norris Jim Carrey as Lane Bidlekoff Robert Clothier as Art Bumbalee Paul Coeur as Deputy Police Chief Dunaway Kevin Cork as Hotel Night Clerk Brian Dennehy as Frizzoli Kymm Dungy as Diesel Jayne E…astwood as Anna-Marie Biddlecoff Frances Flanagan as Nadine Gardner Alf Humphreys as Mulholland Barbara Kermode as Isadore Frizzoli Campbell Lane as Stanton Gilmore Ed Lauter as Josef Sirola Bill Mankuma as Wade Eichorn Richard Newman as Pawnbroker Wayne Robson as Zev Tyndale John Schuck as Police Chief Norris Pamela Stephenson as Georgiana Latimer John Stocker as UBS Editor David Wayne as Stapleton (MORE)
The Lone Ranger - 1949 Finders Keepers 1-13 was released on: USA: 8 December 1949
Finders Keepers - 2009 That's Why It 's So Much Fun 1-2 was released on: USA: 17 November 2009
Turbo Dogs - 2008 Dash TV Finders Keepers was released on: USA: 4 May 2011
Next Door with Katie Brown - 1998 Finders Keepers was released on: USA: 18 March 1999
Numb3rs - 2005 Finders Keepers 3-13 was released on: USA: 12 January 2007 France: 27 July 2007 Hungary: 10 March 2008 Japan: 14 September 2008
Finders Keepers - 2009 Thanks for Nothin' Grimes 2-1 was released on: USA: 27 February 2011
Selling New York - 2010 Finders Keepers 3-12 was released on: USA: 25 August 2011