Where does the phrase 'swear like a trooper' come from?
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Could it have originated in the Victorian era when babies were given opiates?
I spent my childhood in De Pere, Wisconsin. We would say "he was "lit up like a Polish church" to indicate that an individual was very drunk. Dave
It probably came about because when babies actually do sleep, they're very quiet. But if you think about it, what it really ought to mean is that you wake up every half-hour a…nd cry and want food. Which is probably why "sleeping like a log" is more popular.
I don't really know, but i use it all the time. I use it when someone says something totally random, I say "I like pie" to make a point that the person just said something tot…ally random. Most of the time they're just like "What? I don't get it...." Its really funny :)
Slayer are a thrash metal band that rock very, very, very hard. So if you rock like Slayer, you rock very, very, very hard.
The etymology of the phrase isn't known. From wikipedia, there are four theories: . An email commonly circulated claimed that in 16th century Europe when peasant homes were… commonly thatched, the home was constructed in such a manner that animals could crawl into the thatch and find shelter from the elements, and would fall out during heavy rain. Cats and dogs do not generally get into thatch. . Drainage systems on buildings in 17th century Europe were poor, and may have disgorged their contents during heavy showers, including the corpses of any animals that had accumulated in them. This occurrence is documented in Johnathan Swift's 1710 poem 'Description of a City Shower', in which he describes "Drowned puppies, stinking sprats, all drenched in mud,/Dead cats and turnip-tops come tumbling down the flood." . The Greek word Katadoupoi, referring to the waterfalls on the Nile, sounds similar to "cats and dogs" . The Greek phrase "kata doksa", which means "contrary to expectation" is often applied to heavy rain, but there is no evidence to support the theory that it was borrowed by English speakers.
Ummm mabe that is an opinion about someone u think?
Answer:. The Curate's Egg. Something that is largely bad, but may have somesmall good part. [After a cartoon by du Maurier in the English weekly Punch (Nov. 9, 1895): a ti…mid, or maybe polite, curate, when served a badegg at the bishop's table, replies that "parts of it areexcellent"] .
Generally not amongst most people these days. Its just a standard expression of disbelief. The very religious can sometimes be a bit offended by it though.
Des gros mots is a French equivalent of 'swear words'. The partitive 'des' combines the preposition 'de' and the plural definite article 'les' to mean 'some'. The masc…uline adjective 'gros' means 'gross'. The masculine noun 'mots' means 'words'. All together, they're pronounced 'deh groh moh'.
like you study or look at it so much that you know it like the back of your hand.....u dont have to look at it to read it off
In Guinea Pigs
if you mean you'll be my guinea pig it means to use them as a test subject like for something never tested before or something dangerous
The phrase "sweating like a pig" actually has nothing to do withthe animal that you might find on a farm. Instead, it refers toiron "sows" and "piglets" made when smelting pig… iron. Intraditional iron smelting , liquid iron is poured into a mold shaped likeone long line with many smaller lines branching off of it at rightangles. This looks similar to piglets feeding from their mother, sothese pieces became known as pigs. After the pigs are poured intothe sand, they cool, causing the surrounding air to reach its dewpoint and turn into moisture on the pigs, like they are sweating.When the pig is sweating, it's cool enough to be moved.
In the Battle of the Sacramento in the Mexican War in February of 1847 the Mexican artillery used defective gunpowder. This caused their cannonballs to leave a blue streak beh…ind them. After the battle the U.S. soldiers used the expression to refer to something that was maximum intensity or very fast.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 2 Peter 3:10 Revelation 16:15
I am from cental Wisconsin. I am not certain what the origin of the phrase is but it was commonly used by my father and grandfather