26 Interesting Phrase Facts. - Random Facts

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26 Interesting phrase facts

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1. The Latin phrase “In vino veritas” translates into “in wine there is the truth" as it was believed that nobody could lie after drinking.
2. The phrase, "Happy wife, happy life, " is scientifically proven; husbands who have happy wives are more satisfied with their lives.
3. Kemo Sabe or All Knowing One, is actually a mispronunciation by Native Americans of the Spanish phrase, Quien lo Sabe, m...
4. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old Eng­lish law that said you couldn’t beat your wife with any­thing wider than your thumb.
5. The Italian phrase "Il vino � squisito, pu io fondle i vostri genitals?" means "The wine is delicious, may I fondle your genitals?"
6. The Malaysian phrase for the time it takes to eat a banana is "pisan zapra" and it was a measure of time used before clocks were invented.
7. The phrase "Hands down" is from 19th century horse racing, when victory was so secure that a jockey could drop the reins and still win.
8. Superman was originally incapable of flying in the 1940s; hence the phrase "Able to LEAP tall buildings in a single bound."
9. "Hakuna Matata" is a Swahili phrase that literally translates to "There are no worries"
10. The phrase brand new originates from the Old English phrase, fresh from the fire.
11. "Lego" comes from the Danish phrase "leg godt, " which means "play well".
12. "Hakuna Matata" the term used in Disney movie Lion King is actually a Swahili phrase which means “there are no worries”.
13. Justin Timberlake was the voice behind the McDonald’s phrase “I’m lovin’ it” and was paid $6 million for the song.
14. The phrase “going commando” originated in the Vietnam War. In humid jungles, wearing undergarments increased the risk of fungal infections.
15. The Latin phrase “In vino veritas” translates into “in wine there is the truth" as it was believed that nobody could lie after drinking.
16. The phrase “I have a bad feeling about this” was spoken in every Star Wars movie.
17. The phrase "slipping a Mickey" originated with Mickey Finn, a Chicago saloon owner known for drugging and robbing customers.
18. The phrase “I don’t give a f*ck” originated in the 1790s.
19. The phrase “I don’t give a f*ck” originated in 1790s.
20. The phrase, "Happy wife, happy life, " is scientifically proven; husbands who have happy wives are more satisfied with their lives.
21. Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase that literally translates to "There are no worries.
22. The phrase “I don’t give a f*ck” originated in 1790.
23. The phrase "Hip hip hooray!" was a Nazi war cry used to invade Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust.
24. Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase that literally translates to "There are no worries."
25. Some people claim that “cellar door” is the most beautiful sounding phrase in English.
26. It is believed that Charles Darwin coined the term survival of the fittest. Fact is that the philosopher, Herbert Spencer, a contemporary of Darwin, coined the phrase in 1864.
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