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Origin of ‘a grain of salt’

Salt shaker spilled on table

Origin of ‘a grain of salt’

Can you guess how ‘to take with a grain of salt’ originated?

Where ‘ducks in a row’ comes from

Line of rubber ducks in a row

Where ‘ducks in a row’ comes from

Do you know where ‘ducks in a row’ comes from?

Origin of ‘chip on your shoulder’

Boxing gloves hanging over a shoulder symbolizing the origins of the chip on your shoulder

Origin of ‘chip on your shoulder’

From dockyard to schoolyard: learn the origin of ‘chip on your shoulder’.

A penny for your thoughts

Jar of spilled pennies

A penny for your thoughts

What is the origin of the saying ‘penny for your thoughts’?

Five words that make Leon cringe

Megaphone with letters pouring out on black background

Five words that make Leon cringe

How often have you heard these non-existent words used in conversation?

The evolution of language online

The evolution of language online

The evolution of language online

How words, such as ‘cloud’ and ‘troll’, mean something different online.

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