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 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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Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories on where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here.Why is zero referred to as love? In sports,...
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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