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Regan Walker – (take aback) May 16, 2023

The expression may be older. Originally 'aback' was two words: 'a' and 'back', but these became merged into a single word in the 15th century. A use of "taken aback" was recorded in the London Gazette in 1697. View full article ➺

Spencer Pitts – (keep your chin up) May 14, 2023

Lmao, when hanging prisoners the hangman would say to sacred or crying (often always men) keep your chin up, as a small measure of advice to face their sentence like a man, but also when being hung by the neck, if one holds their neck straight and high The chances of a good cleannbreak are highly likely causing instant death rather than slow strangulation. View full article ➺

Steven Tindall – (Great Scott) April 30, 2023

It wasn't Dr Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), but, rather, Dr Watson (Nigel Bruce), who first used this phrase. It's not in the original Sherlock Holmes stories, but, rather, the Basil Rathbone Holmes films that used the phrase. Only later on in Back to the Future did Mr Lloyd popularize the phrase. View full article ➺

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