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    RRose Guest

    Post History behind illogical phrases

    Hi! I am looking for phrases that we use in our everyday language that make no sense translated literally, but when the background is known, it becomes clear to us why it is used that way. One example I can think of is "catch 22". Can you help me find other phrases like this? Thanks!

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    Re: History behind illogical phrases

    I think you are talking about Idioms... There are thousands of them...

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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