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Today’s Quotes: There Are No Anglo-Saxons in England

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” — An advisor to Mitt Romney on Romney’s relationship with Great Britain, as … Continue reading

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Wordy-Gurdy: Where Did the Term ‘Piss Poor’ and Other Common Clichés Originate?

According to this, they came from the Middle Ages and, more specifically, Ye Olde England. Some of the information below is confirmed, other data may be taken with a ‘pinch of salt.’ In those days, hide tanners used urine to … Continue reading

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