deviled eggs

Why are they called deviled eggs?

No one knows for sure why the word 'deviled' was originally used, however, there is speculation that it was due to the Devil also being...
Dollar Bill Back

What do the symbols on back of the U.S. dollar bill mean?

Pull out a dollar bill or use this image for reference as you read through this post. The pyramid and the eagle on the back...
Barber pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

A red, white, and blue rotating pole is a common sight on city streets and in strip malls. It signals to those passing by...
cold shoulder

Where does the phrase, “giving me the cold shoulder,” originate?

Short answer: It was a mistranslation of a phrase from the Vulgate Bible.
Colonel

Why is the word Colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

Here in the U.S, "Colonel" is pronounced like "kernel." Why is it spelled so differently you ask? In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful...

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