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Percussive Etymology - Cold enough to freeze something off a brass monkey

It’s time for the second instalment of Percussive Etymology. In this fortnightly feature my trusty hammer and I will explore the origins of one of the many quirky phrases contained in the English language. 925 more words


Happy Birthday, Little Sis!

Today is my sister Jennifer’s birthday, so I thought I’d wish her a Happy Birthday on the blog, Modern Philosophers.  Won’t you join me?

That’s her on the left.  525 more words