History of words and phrases

October: The tenth month of the year, gets it name from the Latin "octo" (eight) as it was the eighth month in the Roman calendar.

Peanut gallery: The cheapest seats in a vaudeville theater. The loudest, most rowdy section.

Chagrin: From the Germanic word "grami" for sorry or trouble. Nowadays it signifies slight disappointment tinged with irritation.

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Volume 4, Issue 16, Posted 10:25 AM, 08.07.2012