History of Words and Phrases

Happy as a clam: Actually the entire phrase is "Happy as a clam at high tide." You can only dig clams to eat at low tide!

Hangar: We know this word means a structure used for housing aircraft. Hangar is the French word for shed.

Jacket: This word was used describe a short garment worn by French peasants (jaques).

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