Famous Sayings #166 — ‘Hocus Pocus’ and Other Magical Terms

October 31, 2019

And for my next trick, I will make this $100 bill disappear. Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, …

Image by RachelBostwick from Pixabay

After a month of not doing these posts (or any type of post, except one this month), it’s time to get back into the habit of sharing another Famous Sayings post. This post is a bit rushed since I want to finish it before Halloween is completely over, so I might have to edit it later, but the vital information should still be here now.

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Famous Sayings: #85 — ‘Scaredy-Cat’

October 27, 2017

Aw, you’re just a scaredy-cat.

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Don’t be such a scaredy-cat. Image was cropped from the original by dat’ via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

In less than four days, it will be Halloween, so I thought I’d used a term that deals with frights while sticking to this cat theme I have going.

As it turns out, this might be another two-for-one post.

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Famous Sayings: #34 — ‘Skeletons in the Closet’

October 30, 2016

I think she may have a few skeletons in the closet.

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Jeremy Bentham, an 18th/19th century philosopher, became an actual “skeleton” in a “closet.” Bentham’s body is kept on public display in University College in London per his requests. Image from Flickr by Matt Brown

Tomorrow is Halloween. Today, I would like to share my research on a phrase that may have a spooky history.

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