Monday, December 26, 2016

10 Fascinating Historical Origins of Everyday Idiom-- Part 1: "Running Amok"

From the April 6, 2016, Listverse.

I again, am just listing the words and telling a little bit about their origins.  For the complete breakdown, go to the Listverse site.

10.  SCAPEGOAT--  Comes from Hebrew tradition.

9.  WHITE ELEPHANT--  From Siam (Thailand)

8.  RUNNING AMOK--  Malay people

7.  GADZOOKS--  Christians

6.  ADD INSULT TO INJURY--  Aesop's Fables

Gadzooks, I Thought I Saw a White Elephant.  --Cooter

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