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DYK: True meaning of Moot Point

DYK: Did you know? MOOT POINT –  which means and irrelevant Argument comes from the Saxon word moot or mote, which meant a meeting to discuss things. In medieval England, moots, or meets, were assemblies or councils where points of government were debated. The country was split into juridicial areas called hundreds and administered via assemblies known […]

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DYK: True meaning of Go The Extra Mile

DYK: Did You Know? GO THE EXTRA MILE – By law a Roman soldier could force anybody to carry his equipment 1 mile. The expression probably comes from the Bible, when Jesus declares in his Sermon on the Mount, “Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two.” (Matthew 5:41) The verse is a reference to the practice […]

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DYK: Speak of the Devil…..?

Speak of the devil -This phrase is used to acknowledge the coincidence of someone arriving at a scene just at the time that they are being talked about. The full form goes like this – “speak of the Devil and he will appear”. The phrase originated in England, where it was, and still is, more […]

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DYK: Have you turned the corner?

DYK: Did you know? Did You Know that Turned the Corner is a nautical term? When Ships  sailed past the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn were said to have ‘turned the corner’.   Three complete historical novels in one book Tapestry of Love Historical Series 2nd edition 2015 – Court records dating back to the 1630s […]