etymology

Expressions Rooted in the Bible

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 26, 2018

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In talks to religion teachers, I offer reasons to teach Scripture. First and foremost, the Bible is God’s Word to us and he speaks to us personally through it. Second, we come to know Jesus through Scripture. And third, an educated person is expected to know Scripture. (How often “Jeopardy!” as well as crossword puzzle […]

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Strange Origins of Expressions and Customs

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 19, 2018

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I’ve always been fascinated by words—a useful trait for a writer. A friend emailed the following roots of common sayings that you might enjoy knowing as I did. Next week I plan to write about sayings that originated in Scripture. There is an old hotel/pub in Marble Arch, London, which used to have a gallows […]

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