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It seems incredible there is no connection to the French term sang-froid (which simply means sang == blood, froid == cold ... cold blooded). Consider perhaps the Southern/New Orleans etc. connection to African-Americabn culture.


Its an odd statement because it implies that journalists (the press) are inconsiderate ["not always considerate"] with their anti-power statements, but that congress are polite ["kindly suggestions"]. It is difficult to decide whether the statement is being facetious or not.


My try in ELL terms: "After being elected, a president will feel like he can do anything for a short time. But the pressure of being under constant watch from the press and attacks from publicly elected political enemies will take their toll and bring him back to reality: he's got less power than he hoped for."


Journalists and politicians bring powerful men down to earth


The euphoric celebration of the inaugural ball quickly gives way to the hard work of governing a passionately diverse nation.


My guess is that it comes from the soup with alphabet-shaped pasta in it, Alphabet Soup. As Wikipedia says: Alphabet pasta, also referred to as Alfabeto, Alphaghetti or Alphabetti Spaghetti, is pasta that has been mechanically cut or pressed into the letters of an alphabet. It is often served in an alphabet soup, sold in a can of condensed broth. Another ...


From time immemorial, whenever the specific descriptor becomes common or dominant enough, the more general descriptor can be elided without confusion: 21st century Facebook [account] 20th century Jello [gelatin] 19th century Levi [jean]s 18th century Fahrenheit [scale] 17th century mansard [roof] 16th century china [dishes]


I don't think one can meaningfully ask what is the name of this "grammar"? But expanding on my earlier comments, Killick is using which as a "discourse marker" (aka "filler"). It just so happens we don't use that particular word in that way today - but many of us might use alternatives such as er, um, ah, well, so, right, okay in OP's context. I found ...


This particular set of examples are due to brand culture. Brand culture is fairly new (mostly because brands as we know them didn't exist in the past and the presence of many makers made the use of brand names unfeasible), though not exactly brand new. Example: the swords made by Gorō Masamune, c.1264–1343 AD, were known by his name and an indicator of which ...


They are generally referred to as guardian statues. One of the most popular types is guardian lions. For example, Chinese guardian lions ("Foo Dogs") are well-known and it is mentioned that they share symbolism with Staffordshire dogs: While Staffordshire dogs originated in 19th-century England, like foo dogs they were used as symbols of protection and ...


I can follow the "mash" to "crush" connection, but both the Romani and "spoony" etymologies for "mash" sound like stretches to me. I think it's more likely that "mash" is a derivation of "pash," the term school novels from the 1880s-1940s use for crushes, obviously short for "passion."


Con ce pere - from the father. This is also possible Biologically the fertilisation of the ovum - the first zygote


Here is survey of rock and mineral names (excluding most familiar gemstones and metals) with their sources and first occurrence dates in English (as identified by Merriam-Webster's Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary), from earliest to 1782: chalk (from Old English cealc, before 12c) flint (from Old English, before 12c) salt [sodium chloride] ...


The word only, when placed at the end of a line of text indicating the purpose of an instrument or the amount of a sum of money, seems to have a legally binding restrictive force. One example in U.S. law relates to endorsements on checks. According to Roger Miller, Business Law: Text and Cases (2014): INDORSEMENTS FOR DEPOSIT OR COLLECTION A common type ...

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