Vocabulary Rocks! UK version . . .

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Great info, as usual. I have quite a “Lathan Encyclopedia” saved for future reference!

Brenda Webb

Again, another fascinating post! I love these ‘origins’ of sayings we have heard all our lives and have no earthly idea where they came from. 🙂

Debbie Fortin

I now, finally, know the origin of many of the figures of speech I use. Thank you for this fun & informative post.

Stephanie L

The P’s&Q’s one was new to me. Very fascinating. The freezing the balls off one is too. What I want to know is how they used the cannon balls if they were welded together? Guess I’m going to go research and see if I can keep from going down the rabbit hole! =D

Brenda Webb

I wondered about the welded balls too. But decided they were just ‘tack welded or spot welded’ (not sure if this word is correct) together in a small weld easily broken with some kind of tool. This comes from what little I know about welding from my father who did it all his life.

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