What is the origin of the phrase 'mud sticks'?
It refers to Dr Samual Mudd who was imprisoned after being implicated in the assination of Abraham Lincoln. He was later released but not pardoned - hence the 'mud(d) sticks' saying.
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What are the origins and meanings of the phrase 'stick to your bumby sticks' which is possibly Scottish'?
Bumby Sticks ? . I'm Scottish but I've never heard of this phrase.. It may be from a Scottish town/city other than where I come from i.e. Glasgow.
I read that it had to do with using the stick shift on a manual transmission car.. I BELIEVE THE TERM COME FROM HORSE RACING WHERE TO GET ON THE STICK MEANS TO GO TO THE WHIP IN OTHER WORDS HURRY UP, SPEED UP , GET GOING
qwerty!!!!!!!!! An unpleasant contaminate (stick) in the potter's clay that ruins the finished product. Term is applied to unpleasant/ uncooperative persons who spoil fun or good times by being non-homogeneous.
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". ( Full Answer )
It is believed to have derived from Hocus-Pocus, a meaningless Latin-sounding phrase used by conjurers.
Samuel Mudd is sometimes given as the origin of the phrase "your name is mud", as in, for example, the 2007 film National Treasure: Book of Secrets . However, according to an online etymology dictionary, this phrase has its earliest known recorded instance in 1823, ten years before Mudd's birth, an…d is based on an obsolete sense of the word "mud" meaning "a stupid twaddling fellow". ( Full Answer )
Western Australia, Ben Ballentine and some friends had some custom made by the people who make the gryphon field hockey sticks and people liked them so they made more
It comes from the chorus of the song "The Hippopotamus" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann: Mud, Mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood! So follow me, follow Down to the hollow And there let us wallow In glorious mud
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". ( Full Answer )
According to Morten's List, this toast may have arisen from the Bible story found in the 9th chapter of the Gospel of John, this morning's Second Lesson, where "mud in the eye" is a medium of healing and well-being, like that beverage that's about to go down! Possibly could also be connected with A…nanias of the New Testament- who gives back the blinded Saul- become Paul, upon the road to Damascus - his sight, with the help of 'mud in his eyes'. This is just a suggestion on my part. ( Full Answer )
It means to stop being a party pooper and instead of *$@$#$# about it, ho out there and solve your problem by your self.
It comes from the Gospel of John 9:6-7. This is the story of Jesus healing the man born blind...by putting mud, made from spittle and dust, in his eyes and telling him to go wash it off in the Pool of Siloam. It became common in WW! trenches, as mud was everywhere, and in everything, including the… drinks. ( Full Answer )
because i am so cool and i rock the world,yea man i so rock all your socks.
I think that mud sticks because it has a large amount of clay in it and we all know that clay is sticky.
THE ENGINE CAUGHT OF FIRE JUST BRIEFLY, NO APPRENT DAMAGE. BUT WHEN I CHECKED THE DIP STICK THE DIP STICK SMELT BURNT,. AND HAD CRUD / TRASH, ON IT.. I CHECK THE REFILL AND INSIDE I SAW CAKED UP OILY LOOKEN. MUD.. NO INDICATION LIGHT EVER CAME ON TO LET ME KNOW. THAT THE LEVELS WERE LOW AND TH…AT THE ENG. LIGHT WAS NOT ON.. WHAT WOULD CAUSE THIS ACTION?. Sounds like the engine was run way too long with out an oil change. ( Full Answer )
One version of the idiom - to be on the worse end of a bad situation The Romans used a stick with a sponge on one end to clean themselves after defecating in a communal toilet. When finished with their business, they would pass it to the next guy in line. If the next guy happened to grab the wro…ng (dirty) end he was said to have "gotten the wrong end of the stick." The related version is "short end of the stick" (along with a scatological slang version). Another version of the idiom - to misunderstand completely The expression refers to a walking stick held upside down, which does not help a walker much. It originated in the 1400s as "worse end of the staff." ( Full Answer )
Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related… links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box. . Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box. . Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box. . Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box. . Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box. . Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box. ( Full Answer )
Early 20th. century aviation, airplane controls consisted of only a rudder and stick. To 'get on the stick' was to take control of a situation, problem or circumstance.
That he has no more personality and is no more fun to be around than a stick in a mud puddle.
\nit mean's don't be a push over and stay with your first thought. Don't change it.
( 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. ( Full Answer )
In the 16th Century the word 'mud' was used to describe anythingthat was worthless and was linked with other English phrases suchas 'dragged through the mud - mud in your eye. In the 19th centurymore phrases came into being, such as 'as thick as mud - as rich asmud - as fat as mud'. It was only a ma…tter of time before the wordwas used in connection with someone's name. Thus an insult cameinto being as 'your name is mud' meaning you are unpopular. ( Full Answer )
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 better than receiving brutal lashes from his whip. Hence, the words "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will ne…ver hurt me." ( Full Answer )
overheard in the loos of a rock gig aimed at a bad one armed drummer.
"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.) ( Full Answer )
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". ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
The prepositional phrases are 'with mud' and 'from head to toe',because there can be multiple prepositional phrases. The noun 'mud' is object of the preposition 'with'. The noun phrase 'head to toe' is the object of the preposition'from'.
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.
the original purpose of glow sticks was to just create light because At the time it was quite a remarkable achievement because either electrical mains or battery were the energy sources for most light producing devices. so when glow sticks were created; something that provides light without the use …of electricity it was quite astonishing. ( Full Answer )
In the Ol' Days, it was thought that Pipe Smoking and Meditation went "hand in hand" - giving the one's whose pipe is loaded with "someone else's boisterous opinions" the chance to reflect on it.
Well, you can wax the bike the same way as you would wax a car. That won't really stop the mud from sticking while riding, but will make it easier to clean afterwards. Just rinse with water, maybe a soft brush and a mild detergent. Lube chain when dry. No pressure washers!
The gillateen. Step out of line the man blows u away. Money where ur mouth is. An open affront to challenge the established order at cost of ones head by beheading or hanging.
It means an attractive person. A synonym is "sex on legs." Example: "John thought Jane was sex on a stick."
It is not possible, unless you play on turf, but an easy solution to get mud off cleats (or boots), is to smack them together or against a hard flat surface.
No, there legs are too weak to even walk in mud. There legs would snap they can only walk on plants and dry grounds.
Do not waver from your position or opinion on a particular subject in the face of opposition.
The Pritt Stick is a the first brand of adhesive that glue that used roll up mechanics to contain the glue. The origin of the word is the combination of the names of it creators.