We use expressions and idioms in everyday conversation. But have you ever wondered where they come from? For example, why shouldn’t we cry over spilt milk? And who’s going around killing two birds with one stone, or putting cats into bags?
In English in particular, many of our most popular sayings have these interesting and obscure origins. Some of which are pretty dark: did you know that the phrase “saved by the bell” may have arisen from fears of being buried alive?
In this video, we'll explore the strange origins of these popular sayings:
- Don’t cry over spilt milk - An apple a day keeps the doctor away - Kill Two birds with one stone - The feather/straw that broke the horse's/camel’s back - An eye for an eye - Speak of the Devil - Saved by the bell - Bite the Bullet
But there are so many more out there, so write down below some sayings that you would like to see explored. Thank you all for 400k subscribers!