“Pardon my French,” is one of those weird quotes that non-native English speakers might find hard to comprehend in normal conversations. It does not make sense. Exactly what is the speaker asking a pardon for, and why does it specifically have to be French? And why is the usual follow up to this quote a […]
What is “Pardon My French” Origin and Meaning?
Ever wonder what it is about the seemingly harmless herb known as catnip that drives a cat to have a full-on spaz attack? You are not alone. This mysterious kitty dope was originally for human consumption before it started making cats have crazy eyes. Catnip is formally known as Nepeta Cataria. What is the Catnip […]
Is it the dog? Possibly the cat? Maybe it is the long-legged horse? Has to be the speedy cheetah? Well, it is the efficient camel then? Or is it none of the above. The answer may surprise you, All you need to do is gaze in the mirror to witness the planet’s most efficient and […]
You must have wondered at least once where all these names for our roadways came from. After all, Main Street and Main Avenue could be entirely different roads in entirely different parts of a city. This extraordinary power is controlled just by a small adjustment on the end of the roadway. The freeway, turnpike, landing, […]
At first glance, horses, donkeys, and mules appear similar, yet these animals are a diverse bunch. They do share common similarities though, which is why they may often be confused for each other. To obtain a better understanding of these three mammals, it is worth taking at look at the many specific differences and similarities. […]
What is a Booby Trap? In its traditional historical use, the term “booby trap” referred to a practical joke intended for people perceived as foolish or stupid. Today, its meaning has evolved to imply a hidden and possibly deadly trap. More specifically, a booby trap is a device intended to kill, harm, or neutralize a […]