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What is the origin of the phrase, "the great outdoors?"
posted by michaelh on May 8, 2014 - 14 answers

So, so?

So, is the use of 'so' as an interjection to begin a sentence (see also: 'well', 'listen', 'hear ye!') a recent coinage? If so, what are its origins? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 31, 2011 - 22 answers

You entitled kids get off my lawn!

What's the origin of the phrase "special (little) snowflake?" [more inside]
posted by dw on Oct 5, 2007 - 19 answers

The hunter should probably give credit where credit is due

What is the origin of the term MILF? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Aug 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Where does "for those of you following along at home" come from?

What's the origin of the phrase "For those of you [playing/following/scoring] along at home?" [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 28, 2006 - 23 answers

Is there a word like widow or widower to describe a surviving twin?

Is there a word like widow or widower to describe a surviving twin? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Oct 22, 2005 - 12 answers

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