Where did the phrase 'i have a beef with you' originate?
The phrase "I have a beef with you" originated in the old west among sheep farmers who were competing for grazing land with cattle farmers. The sheep farmers used the term with each other to refer to a conflict, which was what they had with the cattle farmers, or "beef" farmers.
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The earliest written evidence of 'corned beef' dates back to England of 1661, in a book, Anatomy Of Melancholy', by Richard Burton: "Beef, a strong and hearty meat...for labouring men if ordered aright, corned, young, of an ox (for all gelded meats in every species are held best)... " The term "C…orned" is derived from the art of placing meat into a crock and covering it with large rock-salt kernels termed "corns of salt", thus preserving the meat. Corned beef is called corned beef as it is cured in large grains ofsalt. The Old English word corned referred the large grains ofsalt. (MORE)
This was an advertising slogan used by the fast food restaurant chain, Wendy's, in the 1980's, and was popularized in commercials by actress Clara Peller.
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Corned beef originated as a way to preserve the meat so it could beeaten after Lent. By pickling the corned beef in brine, it wouldnot spoil over the course of the Lenten fast. It is thought the theIrish produced a salted beef as early as the Middle Ages, butcorned beef is not a national Irish food.… It was a popularsubstitute for bacon for Irish-American immigrants in the 19thcentury. Corned beef and cabbage is the Irish-American version ofthe Irish bacon and cabbage dish and, in North America, is oftenserved during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. (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.
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)
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'.
This phrase comes from fruits ripe for the picking. This is because those fruits are in a precarious position ready to fall, be plucked or harvested. Similarly hanging in there regards social circumstances of standing bye in uncertainty awaiting resolve.
At the time when Oscar Wilde was on trial for indecent acts, Mrs. Patrick Campbell (a noted actress) was asked by a friend what on earth Oscar and is men frieds got up to, an wasn't it disgusting? Mrs. Pat replied, 'I don't care what they do, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten th…e horses'. (MORE)
Chipped beef on toast (or creamed chipped beef on toast) is aculinary dish comprising a white sauce and rehydrated slivers ofdried beef, served on toasted bread. This actually originated inthe United States.
The phrase On The Arm came from the Mafia. To show their respects to the Mafia Boss who protected their neighborhood or fear of being extorted, the store owners would not allow them to pay for items. The store owners would take their right hand and brush it against their left arm as a way of… saying, "Forget about it" No charge, Free, (Fuhgeddaboudit) (MORE)
This actually goes back to medieval and Pagan rituals of marriage or traditions in some cultures where the brind and groom have a cord tied around their wrists during the ceremony to show that they are bound together for life from that point forward.
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)
south Africa has beef jerkey however we call it biltong, so it could be from there, or mybee from the dutch settelers
The origine of potted beef is that of a cow. normally of the tolson fat variety.
\nEngland in general but I don't know what area. I believe it developed in the courts of royalty.
Beef Stroganoff is a Russian dish, which in its original form dates from the 19th century (before 1861) as "Beef Ã la Stroganov."
( 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)
it was originated during the cowboy days, late 1800's when there was no government at that time. The cowboys translated it from Mexican caballeros.
Beef Bourguignon, also Boeuf Bourguignonne or Boeuf Ã la Bourguignonne is best known as a dish from the Burgundy region of France. The term 'Ã la Bourguignonne' literally means, 'as prepared in Burgundy', or, 'Burgundy-style'. The beef is braised with onions and mushrooms, and frequently al…so with tomatoes and bacon, in red wine; red Burgundy is the classic choice, but other wines can be used. (MORE)
This was a commercial for Wendy's Hamburgers - it was the old woman that went around asking the question. Her name was Clara Peller.
"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.
almost every culture around the world has been curing meats bydrying and spicing for thousands and thousands of years
The Latin term is 'bovem', which passed into 14th century French as'buef' which in modern French became 'boeuf'. This French wordentered the English language as 'beef'.
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.
The work 'corned' is from Old English and means preserved with salt and spices. Corned beef originated in England as a way to preserve meat for use onboard ships and migrated to Europe but salt cured meat is thousands of years old.
Shorthorns originated on the northeastern coast of England in the counties of Northcumberland, Lincoln, Durham and York. The Shorthorn breed was though to have originated sometime in the late 16th century (with actual records in 1580 of a superior race of shorties that existed on the Yorkshire estat…es of Northcumberland). The first herd book of this breed wasn't published until 1822, when, before that, Robert Bakewell, the Colling Brothers, the Booth family, and Thomas Bates were involved in the breeding and improvement of this breed between the years 1730 and 1831. (MORE)
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)
OHMYGOD , it comes from your mom which married your dad which had you. :)
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.
It is an Old English recipe from the mid 1600's. The word 'corn' was used to describe the hard particles of salt used to cure the beef
Axl Rose says the gun represents the fight and the rose represents the win, and the name of the band also comes from the junction of two bands, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Roses
I believe it came from the era of the Great Depression when consumers had very little money. However, if you had soup on your dinner table you were doing much better than some. If you were "crying in your soup" then you were not being grateful or appreciating the very fact that you had soup and were… crying when others had it soucj worse. (MORE)
It comes originally from the Latin word "bos," meaning "ox" or "cow," which became "buef" in old French.