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What are the first six letters of the word secretary?
Why is it that gal is the feminine equivalent of guy?
And what’s the story with guy, for that matter?
I’ve often wondered about this expression: to send someone to Coventry. It’s a little old-fashioned, so you may not have heard of it. It means to deliberately ostracise someone, by ignoring them, refusing to talk to them. The obvious question about this phrase is: why Coventry?
A red-letter day is a day of special significance for some reason or another. Why do we call it a red-letter day?
Recall is an interesting word by virtue of how simple its etymology is.