What is the origin of the phrase rolling them bones?
The first dice were actual six-sided knuckle bones, used by Roman legionnaires circa 6th. century.
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Alan Freed Get Rhythm In Your Feet (June 25, 1935 with Helen Ward, and where you'll hear the line "... commence to rock and roll, get rhythm in your feet and music in your …soul ....", long before Alan Freed "allegedly" coined the term
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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 a…ccent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water Boy".
( thegamut ) 1The completerange or scope of something: the whole gamut of humanemotion . EXAMPLE SENTENCES Anger, jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, aggression - Harry…experiences a whole gamut of human emotions, but seems to able tocontrol them much better that he did in The Phoenix. Her face 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.
The term was first uttered by slaves during the time of slavery in the US. The idea was that if the "Overseer" only cursed you and called you humiliating names that was much b…etter than receiving brutal lashes from his whip. Hence, the words "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."
Behind the "Crimson Tide" nickname and the elephant mascot are two bits of trivia that might stump even the most loyal of Alabama football fans. The team was not always referr…ed to as the "Crimson Tide." Early newspaper accounts of Alabama football simply listed the team as the "varsity" or the "Crimson White" after the school colors. Headline writers then made popular the nickname "The Thin Red Line." It was not until 1907 that the name "Crimson Tide" was used to describe Alabama. The name was supposedly first used by Hugh Roberts, former sports editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald. Roberts coined the nickname to describe the 1907 Alabama - Auburn game, played in a sea of mud. Although Auburn was favored to win, Alabama played well in the red mud and held Auburn to a 6 - 6 tie, thus gaining the name "Crimson Tide." Zepp Newman, former sports editor of the Birmingham News, probably popularized the name more than any other writer. Big Al, Alabama's elephant mascot, certainly holds a special place in the hearts of Crimson Tide fans. Perhaps surprisingly to some fans, Alabama has not always boasted an elephant for its mascot. Coach Wallace Wade's 1930 Alabama football team was the first to be associated with the elephant. Sports writer Everett Strupper of the Atlanta Journal wrote a story of the October 4, 1930 Alabama - Mississippi game. Strupper's story called the Alabama team big, tough, fast and aggressive. Strupper also commented that the Alabama players looked " like they had nearly doubled in size" since the previous season. "At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble, there was a distant rumble that continued to grow," Strupper wrote. "Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, ' Hold you horses, the elephants are coming,' and out stamped this Alabama varsity." Strupper and other writers continued to refer to the Alabama linemen as "Red Elephants," the color referring to the Crimson jerseys.That 1930 team of "Red Elephants" posted a 10 - 0 overall record and defeated Washington State in the Rose Bowl to be declared National Champions.
"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 would 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.)
Probably from the fact that when a person was executed by guillotine the head would roll around, even when landing in a basket.
Idiomatic phrases that use the word BONE include the following : bad to the bone - evil or incorrigible bare bones - rudimentary or simple version chilled to the bone -… a person who is extremely cold feel it in your bones - to know instinctively funny bone - sense of humor skull and crossbones - the pirate flag or Jolly Roger work your fingers to the bone - laboring long and hard Words ending in bone (not necessarily bones) : cuttlebone herringbone trombone wishbone t bone dog bone backbone chicken bone (see also the related links below) Family Feud answers: t-bone bad to the bone dog bone backbone wishbone funny bone chicken bone
Barrel Roll, Spring Roll, Bed Roll, Bread Roll, Honor Roll, EggRoll, I'm on a roll
Since Rock and Roll is a very widely used phrase, it is difficult to trace its origins to one person. Many credit its popularity to a DJ from Cleveland, Ohio named Alan Freed …who, in 1951, referred to the music he aired on his first radio show as Rock and Roll. Freed was soon hired in New York and his show was broadcast in over 40 market. Although Alan Freed undoubtedly helped popularize the phrase, he by no means invented it. It's nearly impossible to correctly trace the origins of such a popular phrase, but here are some early occurrences. . The term was used in the Hal Roach's 1932 film "Asleep in the Feet." . The song "Get rhythm in Your Feet and Music in Your Soul" was recorded in 1935 by Harry "Red" Allen and included the line "If Satan starts to hound you, commence to rock and roll." This lyric was co-written by J.Russel Robinson and Bill Livingston, although 'rock and roll' is often assumed to have already been in use in the musical industry. Since many other musicians covered this particular song, the phrase gained a wider audience because of it. . .As early as 1916 the term was used on a phonograph record entitles "The Camp Meeting Jubilee." It was used with religious connotations, with the word 'rocking' a reference to spiritual rapture. . "Rock" has been used as a metaphor for changing or inciting things, even in other languages. . "Roll" meant "having sex" in medieval times, for example "the couple rolled in the hay." . In 1922 both of the words appeared together on Trixie Smith's record "My Man Rocks Me With One Steady Roll." Much like Roy Brown's 1948 "Good Rocking Tonight," the title was a double entendre, it could have referred to dancing or sex. . Both words were often used to describe the motion of a boat ("Rock and Roll" by the Boswell Sisters in 1934) or of a railroad train ("Rockin and Rollin" by Tommy Scott in 1951). . Steel drivers in the South during Reconstruction, who would time their work to songs, used the words rock and roll. The men who held the steel spikes that were driven into the ground would "rock" the spike to clear dirt out of the way or "roll" the spike to improve the way it cut through the earth.
Alan Freed is thought to have coined the term rock and roll. He wasa disc jockey in Cleveland in the early to mid 1950s
In Skeletal System
Bones are made manly from calcium (ca).
It means they want to have sex with you
Roll the Bones was created on 1991-09-03.
Gonna Roll the Bones was created in 1967.
In Music Genres
Roll the Bones - song - was created in 1992-02.