Language is one of my favorite things in the world but there are some things that we say today that honestly don't make any sense whatsoever. I decided to do some research and find the origins of some of the most absurd phrases and terms and now I shall share my knowledge with you.
4. Right as rain
This expression has to do with the idea that rain falls down in a straight line and it compares this to correctness of judgment or something like that. That sounds like nonsense because I’ve definitely seen rain fall sideways before.
5. Mum’s the word
7. Upper Hand
10. What The Dickens
11. Close, but no cigar.
Which origin most surprised you? Are there any other terms or phrases that you'd like to know the origin of? I want to hear from you!