12 Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms.
We generally know what the idioms we use every day mean, but do we give much thought to the individual words that make them up, or why we rarely, if ever, see some of them out of that context? Maybe they're just plain outdated. [more inside]
International Color Idioms.
Hundreds of international idioms that mention color, with literal English translations as well as meanings. From this page
, which also has an interesting essay on colors and language
Ever wonder what a quocker-wodger
was? Just what did they mean when they said that you were all kippers and curtains? Worldwidewords.org
has the answer. "More than 1600 pages on the origins, history, evolution and idiosyncrasies of the English language worldwide." Word geeks, say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon.