pink bubble gum

Why is bubble gum colored pink?

In 1928, Walter Diemer was working as an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum company but also dabbled around in the Fleer factory in his...
Buck deer

Why are dollars referred to as bucks?

Like many others words, the etymology of this word isn't 100% clear, but strong evidence suggests that a dollar is called a “buck” thanks...
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Why is the Los Angeles baseball team called the Dodgers?

Before moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers were based in Brooklyn, New York. The team originated in the 19th century when, because of the...
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Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after a "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams. In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
girl giving boy the 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.

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