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Events The History of Words and Phrases: From "White Elephants" to "Going the Whole Nine Yards"

12 Mar

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12 March 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Have you ever wondered where certain idioms came from? For instance, why is the term “white elephant” used to refer to a possession that is useless or troublesome? Or why is “going the whole nine yards” used to mean to try your best at something? In this informal talk, we will discuss some common idioms and their historic origins.

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