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...
Colonel

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

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation.In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful of military...
tennis court

Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories of where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here.In sports, if you don't score, a common saying...
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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