Even More Parts by Tedd ArnoldChip Block, the hero of Parts, is back, and still worried about falling apart based on the things he hears. This time he’s made a list of all the strange, crazy things he’s heard people say: “I lost my head.” “My nose is running.” “I sang my heart out. . . .” It’s scary stuff, but he has a plan for making sure he doesn’t accidentally leave any of his parts behind. A hilarious sequel to the wildly popular Parts and More Parts.
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Grammar, etymology, usage, and more, brought to you by Patricia T. How about yours? Nor is it in the Oxford English Dictionary , an etymological dictionary based on historical evidence. Also, myjobsearch. The earliest OED example is from the Dec. The first Oxford citation is from the Sept.
In last night's vice-presidential debate, there was one clear winner: the word malarkey. Joe Biden used it not once but twice against Paul Ryan. First, in responding to Ryan's criticism of the Obama administration's handling of last month's attacks in Benghazi, he told Ryan, "With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. Biden certainly knows his way around a colorful Irish expression. The word malarkey , meaning "insincere or exaggerated talk," originally found favor in Irish-American usage, though its exact origin remains unknown. You might recall Dorgan's name from previous discussions of hot dog : there's an apocryphal explanation of the term involving a cartoon of his, supposedly drawn at a baseball game at the Polo Grounds.
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But as ridiculous-sounding as some of these words are, they all still have their own histories and etymologies behind them. Balderdash is thought to have once been a mixture of frothy liquors, or the foamy water used by a barber to shave a customer. Codswallop was probably originally a nickname for poor-quality beer , perhaps named after bottle manufacturer Hiram Codd. Bunkum comes from a pointless speech given by the Congressman for Buncombe County, North Carolina, in All my eye!
The best moments of my life have to be I miss that laughter that would lit up any room. I would trade almost. A barrel of laughs definition is - someone or something that is very funny —often used in negative statements or in an ironic way to describe someone. Definition of a bundle of laughs in the Idioms Dictionary. What does a bundle of laughs expression mean? Definitions by the largest. Noun edit.