Category Archive for: ‘Idiomatic Expressions’

David Mitchell Makes a Request on Behalf of the Queen


British comedian David Mitchell on two expressions Americans really ought to stop misusing.

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Where Did OK Come From?


Words are fascinating, but one of the frustrations that comes with etymology — the  study of word origins — is …

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If I Have My Cake, Why Can’t I Eat It?


We all know what is meant when someone says, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” They mean …

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Alternatives to Could or Couldn’t Care Less


Ways to avoid saying “I could/couldn’t care less.”

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