Where did Coin the phrase come from?
'Coin a phrase' - 'Quoins' are used to wedge columns of type in the printers 'chase'. Printers believed to put things in type was to make them permanent and believe this to be the origin of the phrase, 'Quoin a phrase'. (this is not the only explanation though - there are several literary uses of the phrase too!)
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The notion of coining words (as if they were money) seems to have started with an Elizabethan writer by the name of Puttenham. In 1589 his hot new title, "English Poesie" hit the streets and in volume 3, on page 259 (yawn) he moans about "Young schollers not halfe well studied..." who "seeme to coig…ne fine wordes out of the Latin". . In French a "coigne" is a die used to stamp out money. ( Full Answer )
In 1986 Saks Fifth Avenue and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation inCleveland, Ohio put on an event named "Crimes of Fashion". Theevent was also held in 1988. Darryl and Darryl from the NewhartShow attended as "Fashion Police", shortly afterwards charactersMichael and Stephanie appeared on the sitcom as …"Fashion Police".This is the earliest occurrence of this term we can find. Cliffordand Peggy Stark chaired the committee and coined this term in 1986. ( Full Answer )
Don't know where it started but the rendition that always comes to mind for me was by a soul songstress in the 1970s. (Sadly can't remember her name, been googling for it but all I get is references to George W Bush - anyone?) Anyway, BBC Radio 1 DJ Alan Freeman (who passed away recently) used to us…e a snatch of the song as a jingle and it became an anthem for his show and his fans. Yay! ( Full Answer )
If he didn't coin the phrase, it was certainly popularized by Dallas head coach Jimmy Johnson during the Cowboys' playoff run after the 1992 regular season.
To say someone coined a phrase means that he or she first used itor is otherwise credited with its origin. Writer Francis BrettYoung coined that particular phrase in 1940.
This phrase is commonly thought to have originated in the 1742 poem titled, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" by Thomas Gray. Lines 91-100 . To each his sufferings: all are men, Condemned alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, The unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why …should they know their fate? Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss , 'Tis folly to be wise.. ( Full Answer )
Answer . To coin a phrase ( or a term) is to invent a figure of speech. Finley Peter Dunne was the first person to call a left-handed pitcher a "southpaw," and so he is said to have coined the term.
Coined by Sir Winston Churchill in an address to Westminster College, March 1946. He stated that 'an Iron Curtain had descended across Europe.....we are all subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to increasing measures of control from Moscow'
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
Mel Allen is often credited with coining Joe DiMaggio's nickname, "The Yankee Clipper," David Halberstam says Arch McDonald deserves credit for that. Allen was the first to call DiMag "Joltin' Joe." He labeled Tommy Henrich "Ol' Reliable."
The phrase came out of San Francisco, California. It has beenthought it was Timothy O'leary to first use the phrase to giveinnocence to the drug culture. There was no "Baby-boom" after WWII.Actually, There was a percapita reduction in children born between1943 and 1964. The actual percapita "Baby-bo…om" was in the 1800 to1845 then again after 1964. But, the term BABYBOOMER GENERATION has to do with the DRUGCULTURE, and the Socialistic Movement in the USA. ( Full Answer )
The phrase "perception is reality" has been attributed to politicalstrategist Lee Atwater. Atwater is perhaps best known for his workon George H.W. Bush's campaign in the late 80's. He often used thephrase when talking about the importance of public relations tocampaigning and was said to be "ahead …of his time" with this idea.His promising consulting career was cut short when he died of abrain tumour at the age of 40.(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/atwater/etc/synopsis.html) ( Full Answer )
My cousin Alfred used to sell T-shirts with that yellow faced smiley guy that said "Have a good day.", but he never even thought of coins. He might have made a fortune with that. Or how about collector's plates, or stamps?
Jean Armor Polly is credited with coining the phrase, "surf thenet". She said Internet instead of net, but it was shortened laterby computer lingo geeks to net. Jean Armor Polly has writtenseveral books about safety on the Internet.
John L. O'Sullivan, and you can find this information on wikipedia.com if you type in John L. O'Sullivan. You'll also find more information about him and why he coined this phrase.
Creative accounting was referred to the systematicmisrepresentation of the true income and assets of corporations orother companies. The term creative accounting was first used in thefilm the producers by Mel Brooks in 1968, it was according to DavidEhrenstein.
In 1985, KNBR, an AM radio station carrying the San Francisco Giants' baseball games, had raised $20,000 toward the construction of a new downtown stadium. The city's Board of Supervisors, reluctant to commit to such a project, asked KNBR if they couldn't use the money to renovate Candlestick Par…k instead. On November 16th, 1985, Washington Post ran an article about it, and quoted KNBR radio personality Ron Lyons as saying that the idea of renovating Candlestick Park "would be like putting lipstick on a pig." ( Full Answer )
Our reference library partner American Heritage Dictionary stated: "USAGE NOTE The term infrastructure has been used since 1927 to refer collectively to the roads, bridges, rail lines, and similar public works that are required for an industrial economy, or a portion of it, to function. The ter…m also has had specific application to the permanent military installations necessary for the defense of a country. Perhaps because of the word's technical sound, people now use infrastructure to refer to any substructure or underlying system" Wikipedia claimed its origin in 1927 came from the military because they recognized the need for better infrastructures in the US so the Military could easily move troops, support troops and improve their ability to defend the nation. It was used more when Roosevelt and Eisenhower explained the country needed freeways similar to the autobahn in Germany. Then in the 1980s it was used more and the word critical was added to emphasize the need for improved infrastructures in the cities of the nation. Read more on the link below. . ( Full Answer )
James Otis, Jr. was known for the saying, 'Taxation withoutrepresentation is tyranny.' He was a Patriot during the AmericanRevolution.
Not Charles Darwin, but infact a man called Herbert Spencer. Darwin himself merely highlighted Spencer's coinage "Survival of the Fittest" in his edition of the "Evolution of Species", giving specific reference to him, however, it has become a misconception that Darwin himself coined the phrase. How…ever, he did indeed devise the evolutionary theory, and go on his travels around the world looking for fossil records. ( Full Answer )
Not sure about "you have a dream" but Martin Luther King Jr. In his inspiring Dream speech said "I have a dream".
The expression "Iron Curtain" in relation to the cold-war separation between E. and W. Europe was not coined by Winston Churchill in his famous speech in Fulton, Missouri on 5 March 1946. Joseph Goebbels first used it in this sense on 25 February 1945 in a leading article in the German weekly Das R…eich , in relation to the results of the Yalta conference. Shortly afterwards, another Nazi Minister, Count Schwerin von Krosigk, said in a radio broadcast on 2 May 1945: "In the streets of still unoccupied Germany, a great stream of desperate and famished people is rolling westwards, pursued by fighter-bombers, in flight from indescribable terror. In the east, the iron curtain behind which, unseen by the eyes of the world, the work of destruction goes on, is moving steadily forward." (reported in The Times of 3 May 1945). Several months before his Fulton speech Churchill had used the phrase in a cable to President Truman on 4 June 1945. . The expression itself was first used by a Russian philosopher, Vasily Rozanov, in 1918 in The Apocalypse of Our Times ("An iron curtain is being lowered, creaking and squeaking, at the end of Russian history"). It was then used by Ethel Snowden two years later in her Through Bolshevist Russia ("We were behind the 'iron curtain' at last!"). Edgar Vincent, Viscount D'Abernon, British Ambassador in Berlin from 1923-1926, was also an early user of the expression ( Memoirs , 14 September 1924): "I put forward [in a conversation with Gustav Stresemann, German Foreign Minister] my view of the reciprocal iron curtain or strip of inviolable territory as a protection." ( Full Answer )
Old English 'ober', as 'the second', 'one of two', from PreGermanic, 'antharaz', see Old Swedish 'athar', Old Norse, 'annar', German 'andar', Gothic 'anbar', all predating written language, thus indterminate, all predate c. 13th. century
Forrest J. Ackerman used the term "sci-fi" at UCLA in 1954, This is believed to be the first use of the term, but I cannot be certain.
I believe it was the English prime minister Gladstone in the late nineteenth century. The phrase remained in use up to about 1920 Recently I was introduced to an account manager at my bank, a charming lady from India, who on hearing my accent immediately said "ah yes the Irish question" I repl…ied "in Ireland, we refer to it as the English problem" ( Full Answer )
Burning Ice and Frozen Cotton/ A.K.A, awesome people ---In A 1997 episode of Friends, Pheobe uses the term BFF and has to explain to the rest of the gang that it means "best friends forever." not sure if this is the first... but it's the earliest I've seen.
the term was supposedly coined by rapper Cool Breeze who is part ofthe dungeon family and is also associated with The Goodie Mob
The days of dignified expressions particularly on radio are sadly now consigned to another age. Asking for a request or dedication has now been mongrolised into a 'shout-out', no doubt coined by some inarticulate knuckle dragging cretinous local radio dj in the incessant search for everything to sou…nd more 'cool'. Personally I'd suggest the perpetrator sticks his backside in a fridge. Thom McKeown guttered.yolasite.com ( Full Answer )
after the 1992 nfc championship game in which the cowboys beat the 49er, cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson yelled how bout them cowboys!
Well, that seems to depend on the industry. Certainly in movies 'in the can' indicates that footage has been shot - or the movie finished. The reels were placed in a tin or 'can'. So it seems that when something is done/finished it is 'in the can'. this is the only explanation I have for the phrase.… ( Full Answer )
by all the green outside. its maddening! :( Actually, I think one of the original uses of March Madness derives from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with the Mad hatter and the March Hair. After the story, I believe it was said and written mad as a March hare to describe someone or something… that was a little crazy. ( Full Answer )
It is rumored that Howard Cogan did, but the earliest documentation of the phrase was found in an editorial written by Michael Connor. In the Fall of 1976, I (Bob Vanderbei) was a first year graduate student at Cornell. For Thanksgiving, I drove to Troy NY to spend the holiday weekend with my frie…nds from RPI (my undergraduate college). When I got there, the first question one of my friends asked me was: How do you like Cornell? My response was: "Ithaca is gorgeous!" I did not realize I had made a pun. My friend (I think it was Bill Cocke) laughed. I asked what he was laughing about. He pointed out the pun. When I got back to Ithaca, I used the pun all of the time. In particular, I repeated it often at the college town book store located on the northeast corner of Dryden Rd and College Ave (can't remember the name of the store---it's not there anymore). Around 1979 or 1980, that store started selling "Ithaca is Gorges" t-shirts. I know of no earlier reference and have always assumed that my friend (Bill Cocke) first thought of the pun and that I popularized it on campus. I can't prove this. If anyone has a documentable reference prior to November, 1976, I'd like to hear about it. ( Full Answer )
Gertrude Stein is said to have used it first. The term is attributed to Gertrude Stein, an American writer living in France, who associated with many well known artists and writers in the period following WWI through her death in 1946.
The earliest use of the phrase that I can find is from 1982, in an issue of the weekly industry periodical Broadcasting . An article entitled "Preparing for a Boston news war" describes the relaunch of channel 7 in Boston. It had been WNAC from 1948-1982, but it lost its license due to illegal busi…ness practices by its parent company, and was being relaunched as WNEV (it's since morphed into WHDH). The story includes the following: "Asked whether WNEV-TV would continue its predecessor's policy, described as ' If it bleeds, it leads ,' [news director Bill] Applegate said..." Sadly Google Books won't let me see Applegate's response, and more importantly it won't let me see the name of the article's author, so I've no idea who actually first put the phrase into print, much less where he heard it. But I can probably tell you who popularized the phrase. After that first appearance Broadcasting , the phrase appears in TV Guide in 1983, but after that there's nothing for 6 years. Then in 1989 New York magazine ran an article entitled "Grins, Gore, and Videotape - The Trouble with Local TV News" by Eric Pooley . In a scathing indictment of local newscasts, Pooley writes that, "The thoughtful report is buried because sensational stories must launch the broadcast: If it bleeds, it leads." The phrase was reprinted (with credit to Pooley) in the Washington Post in October of '89 in an article called "Bodybag Journalism" by Eleanor Randolph. Within a few months it was popping up in letters and op-eds in papers all around the country. So, in the end, I can't find who actually coined the phrase, but Eric Pooley is probably the one responsible for bringing it into the mainstream, maybe with a little help from Eleanor Randolph. ( Full Answer )
The Irish punk band 'Dropkick Murphys' has a song entitled "Famous for Nothing." The heavy metal band 'Simple Plan' also has a song named "Famous for Nothing." In the cultural context, the phrase "famous for nothing" seems to have generated organically, presumably with the rise of such 'stars'… as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Essentially, the people who are famous for being famous. The headline "Famous for ... nothing" appeared in an ABC online news story on June 5, 2009. But the phrase has almost certainly been used in a broad media context before then. ( Full Answer )
A Teenager born in a North Eastern Small Town in Ohio. This phrase is intended to be spoken sarcastically when you don't believe a statement.
During the Democratic primary elections of 2007 and 2008 then Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama both ruthlessly attached each others' political platforms. Clintoncare was coined during the Clinton administration so it was clear that Obamacare was the logical counter to Senator Obana'…s chances of winning the Democratic nomination. Conservatives adopted the term with highly negative connotations once Obama became the first black president of the United States. Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare. ( Full Answer )
Robert Shiller. Although Alan Greenspan made the phrase famous, he took the phrase originally from Robert Shiller, as stated in Greenspan's biography, "The Age of Turbulence."
It is popularly attributed to Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief investment officer of the big California investment firm Pimco, who used it to describe the economic conditions after the 2008 crash. The term however, has been used much earlier by a Canadian Author, Radio Host and Musician by the name of A…lan Watt. Alan Watt has frequently used this term for more than a decade to describe the global social, economic and political changes in society. ( Full Answer )
A lady who was pregnant and forgot half way through her sentencewhat she was saying. It happens to all pregnant women.
The term describes the proceeding day of Thanksgiving, which is always a Friday. The "black" part derives from banking, wherein black indicates that you are making a profit instead of being in deficit of money. "To be in the black" as it's sometimes referred to as.
It is not known whether any one person is attributed to first use the term. The following extracts from Wikipedia may illustrate more: "The term "bug" was used in an account by computer pioneer Grace Hopper, who publicized the cause of a malfunction in an early electromechanical computer.  A ty…pical version of the story is given by this quote:  In 1946, when Hopper was released from active duty, she joined the Harvard Faculty at the Computation Laboratory where she continued her work on the Mark II and Mark III. Operators traced an error in the Mark II to a moth trapped in a relay, coining the term bug . This bug was carefully removed and taped to the log book. Stemming from the first bug, today we call errors or glitch's [ sic ] in a program a bug . . Hopper was not actually the one who found the insect, as she readily acknowledged. The date in the log book was 9 September 1947,   although sometimes erroneously reported as 1945.  The operators who did find it, including William "Bill" Burke, later of the Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, Virginia,  were familiar with the engineering term and, amused, kept the insect with the notation "First actual case of bug being found." Hopper loved to recount the story.  This log book is on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, complete with moth attached.  While it is certain that the Harvard Mark II operators did not coin the term "bug", it has been suggested that they did coin the related term, "debug". Even this is unlikely, since the Oxford English Dictionaryentry for "debug" contains a use of "debugging" in the context of air-plane engines in 1945. See: debugging." ( Full Answer )
The expression " May the Force be with you " has achieved cult status and is symbolic of the Star Wars legacy. The line has been said by at least one character in each of the Star Wars movies. In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope , there are several mentions of the Force in reference to L…uke Skywalker , by Obi-Wan Kenobi ("Use the Force, Luke" and "The Force will be with you, always") and Darth Vader ("The Force is strong with this one"). The famous line is actually said by General Dodonna after explaining the Death Star attack plan to the Rebel pilots. It is said again by Han Solo to Luke, right before the attack on the Death Star battle station. The line is also said by Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back . A variant, "May the Force be with us" is said by Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi . In the prequel trilogy, the line is said in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Qui-Gon Jinn to Anakin Skywalker , and also by Mace Windu and Yoda . Obi-Wan Kenobi says the line to Anakin in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones , who repeats it back to him. The line is also said between Anakin and Obi-Wan again in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith , where Mace Windu additionally says "May the Force be with us all". ( Full Answer )
The origin of the phrase is really not known, it seems to have appeared in about 1949/1950
It is hard to decipher who coined the phrase body politic. It has been used over time. It may have originated in the 1490's and has gone on to mean different things at different times.
It was not a politician who coined the phrase, but rather James Truslow Adams, a historian and author who published the book "The Epic of America" in 1931.
King of my castle is term used when describing a situation where someone is at home and can do whatever they want since they're the king of their home. People in medieval Europe made up this term, however the specific person is not known.
The phrase 'out and about' is believed to first be said in the late 1800s. There is no record of who first used the phrase but it's of British origins.
There is not much information on who coined the phrase pimp slap at any point in time. The phrase became popular in 1994 and was used by famous people like Rick James.
It is an old phrase, origin not known. Seen originally in legaldocuments, so that actions provided for in the legal document mustbe completed by the date given