It is often claimed that the phrase raining cats and dogs was coined by Jonathan Swift, and that its origin is the prosaic fact that, in the filthy ...
The word Hooligan (with a capital H) first appeared in print in daily newspaper police court reports in the summer of 1898. The Daily News dated 26th July 1898 wrote: It is no wonder [...] that Hooligan gangs are bred in these vile, miasmatic byways. And the same newspaper, dated […]
The word dog is from Old English docga, of unknown origin. The generic name, in Old English and in the Germanic languages, was hund (Modern English hound), from an Indo-European root shared by Greek kuōn, kun-, and Latin canis, dog. GENERIC TERMS FOR DOG – […]
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues – 1611 – by Randle Cotgrave The word advent is from Latin adventus, arrival, a form of the verb advenire, composed of ad-, to, and venire, come. From Latin advenire, English has the obsolete verb advene, to accede or come, […]