DYK: Chip on your shoulder originates in 19th century

The idiom ‘Chip on your shoulder’ means to be angry about something that happened in the past.
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The phrase appears to have originated with a 19th U.S. practice of spoiling for a fight by carrying a chip of wood on one’s shoulder, daring others to knock it off. A ‘chip’ can be defined as a piece of timber or wood. Depending on the amount and size, timber can be quite heavy, and oftentimes people carried heavy things on their shoulders.

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

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