Many cliches and expressions - and words - have fascinating and surprising origins, and many popular assumptions about meanings and derivations are mistaken.These cliches, words and expressions origins and derivations illustrate the ever-changing complexity of language and communications, and are ideal free materials for word puzzles or quizzes, and team-building games.But I noticed it seems everytime they get a new member, the first topic of discussion is what that person's nickname will be.First, let me explain that this club doesn't have membership criteria, except the usual "must have motorcycle license", "must be an adult".Nigel went on to describe how the stones fell into different categories such as – manor, parish & town, military, leats and waterworks, turnpikes, commemorative plaques, railways and private boundaries. Manors became Local Boards and in turn District Councils and so on.This growth & eventual amalgamation had meant numerous changes in boundaries and the proliferation and variety of the marker stones.(informal) a reform school for juvenile delinquents, from their pre-1969 designation; juvenile detention centres, whether Secure Training Centres for 15- to 18-year-olds or Young Offender Institutions for 18- to 21-year-olds (US juvie)(1) a sausage (from the tendency of sausages to burst during frying); (2) a type of small firework (no longer legally available); (3) an old car (allusion to a tendency to back-fire), thus the term 'banger racing' = stock car racing.(US: clunker)bread roll or a sandwich made from it (this itself is a regional usage in the UK rather than a universal one); in plural, breasts (vulgar slang e.g.
Very soon we will be launching a new visual identity, refreshing the design of the site and adding lots of new functionality to enhance your learning experience and the website's usefulness.The twin pulley blocks at the top of a ship's mast are also known as bollocks, and in the 18th century priests' sermons were colloquially referred to as bollocks; it was by claiming this last usage that the Sex Pistols prevented their album Never Mind the Bollocks from being banned under British obscenity laws.Related phrases include bollocksed, which means either tired ("I'm bollocksed!I was monitoring the forum of a riding club I used to belong to.Every now and then, I hang out with them on a ride.