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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Typically spring rolls are found in a variety of Asian countries. I am most familiar with those from Vietnam which are made with a very thin rice paper and dipped in a soy/sugar/water mixture. They are called 'spring' rolls because they are traditionally eaten on the Chinese New Year, which takes… place in the beginning of the spring season. ( Full Answer )
Go way back to the 1st Century BC. Plubilius Syrus wrote a bunch of Latin proverbs, including one about people who are constantly on the move who do not put down roots. In the 15th century, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote his Adagia, a series of verses based on his studies of Latin texts. Am…ong the phrases he coined were "Between a Rock and a Hard Place," and "Crocodile Tears" and "Many hands make light work" and "Cut to the Chase." Another one he wrote was Saxum (rocks) volutum (rolled) non (no) obducitur (collect) musco (moss). Hence the phrase, "a rolling stone gathers no moss." It is likely Erasmus was inspired by Syrus' earlier writing.. But that's not the whole story. . Muddy Waters wrote a song in 1948 called "Rollin' Stone," comparing a person to Erasmus' proverb. (Whether or not Mr. Waters knew of Erasmus is irrelevant.). Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were blues fans first and foremost -- huge Muddy Waters fans -- and Jones allegedy suggested the name of the group as a plural of Waters' "Rollin' Stone." ( Full Answer )
Rock 'n' roll originated from the evolution of rhythm and blues. The term rock and roll was coined by Alan Fried, a Cleveland, Ohio USA disc jockey. . Although difficult to nail down to an exact year, it is safe to say that rock and roll began in the mid fifties in the United States. It was a mixtu…re of two traditions -- black rhythm and blues and white romantic crooning -- black beat combined with white sentiment. What began in the mid fifties was an aggressive, sexual noise that arose from the beat of the music. The beat was bigger and louder than any beat before it and the reason was simple -- electric guitars. . If one were to try to nail down a year, it would be 1954-55 when Bill Haley recorded "Rock Around the Clock." It was a hit first in America and then in Britain. It stayed on the charts for over a year, and sold 15 million copies world wide. It also started Rock and Roll, and Bill Haley is considered the "father of rock and roll." . Some other people's opinions, both of which need more backup information to verify their statements. . Rock and Roll originated in a town called Hattiesburg, Mississippi. . Rock and Roll was a term used around the late 40's - early 50's to describe a mean, fast blues song or album, combined with, as said before, crooning. The person to come closest to inventing or starting rock and roll would be Chuck Berry by the majority of surveys. However, the originator of the electric guitar, Les Paul, wrote the first song or piece on the electric guitar, and later formed a music group with his wife Mary Ford. Without Lester Paul, there would be no rock n roll. or modern day blues like SRV or Carlos Santana and Chuck Berry. ( Full Answer )
Rock and roll can trace one lineage to the old Five Points Manhattan district of mid-19th century New York City, the scene of the first fusion of heavily rhythmic African shuffles and sand dances with melody-driven European genres, particularly the Irish jig.
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
Apparently, it is a phrase first attributed to Adolf Hitler: "If our movement is victorious there will be a revolutionary tribunal which will punish the crimes of November 1918. Then decapitated heads will roll in the sand."  Sited from www.etymonline.com http://www.etymonline.com/ind…ex.php?term=roll ( Full Answer )
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.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor, Tony Chapman - July 1962 first gig.
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.
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.... ( Full Answer )
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'. ( Full Answer )
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 )
Egg rolls originated in the United States. They were created byChinese-Americans in the food service industry. They were made toappeal to American diners.
Rock and Roll is a synthesis of jazz, Appalachian, country and western, folk and spiritual music, with all sorts of other influences over the years, including classical.
No, spring rolls are Vietnamese cuisine. However, the "egg roll" is Chinese. The spring roll and the egg roll are often confused because they are very similar.
Sausage Rolls originated from England. The inventor was a lady named India May. She loved them so much and made everyone eat them. She loved sausages and rolls and just fused them together.
( 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 )
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards came from Dartford, Kent, England - not too far away from London. The band really came together in London though.
The idiom rolling in dough, refers to having a very large amount ofmoney. It basically means that if you had enough dough that youwould very likely roll around in it just for fun.
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 )
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 referred to as the "Crimson Tide." Early newspaper accounts of Alabama football simply listed the team as the "varsity" or the "Cri…mson 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. ( Full Answer )
"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.
Probably from the fact that when a person was executed by guillotine the head would roll around, even when landing in a basket.
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
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 cro…ssbones - 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 ( Full Answer )
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.
Barrel Roll, Spring Roll, Bed Roll, Bread Roll, Honor Roll, EggRoll, I'm on a roll
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.
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
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 h…is 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. ( Full Answer )
Alan Freed is thought to have coined the term rock and roll. He wasa disc jockey in Cleveland in the early to mid 1950s
It originated by a two young boys with a guitar each. The first boys name was Joseph Rock and the others name was zac roll. The started to learn the guitar and after a while they started playing music that no one had ever heard before. The named it Rock 'n' roll
Technically, it is an American original because it was first made in America. Though it was created by an Austrian-born man named Leo Hirshfield when he immigrated to New York City and opened a candy shop.
The group's earliest line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bassist) and Charlie Watts (drummer).