it means everything went blurry, I can't kind of focus anymore or make any sense of this.
It's often used in its negative form as in 'he wasn't fazed by it at all'. Meaning 'taking things in your stride', which is its opposite.
Fazed means - put off, disconcerted, disturbed, off track.
When the handsome man came over and asked Lisa for a date ...
The term Constituent marks a particular kind of syntactic unit, one that has a coherent structure. It doesn't apply to just any string of words.
Constituents include sentences, clauses, and various kinds of phrases, like noun phrase, verb phrase, and prepositional phrases. They can be nested inside one another -- a sentence can contain a clause that can ...
V-IO-DO is nothing new
You asked when we started doing this, putting the indirect object between the verb and the direct object, foregoing any preposition.
There's a slight bit of recency illusion here, because the specific answer
to your question is that both orderings of DO and IO have always been
permitted in English. It was present in Old English as ...
The relation between
She gave the car to Bill.
She gave Bill the car.
is a well-known phenomenon called The Dative Alternation.
Both sentences are grammatical, and they mean the same thing.
There are limitations on the relation, however. For one thing,
if the direct object (here the car) is a pronoun, only the first
variant is grammatical:
She gave ...