rocks in one's head, have
Show poor judgment, act stupidly, as in If you think that's an accurate summary, you've got rocks in your head. The rocks in this idiom are a supposed substitute for brains. [Slang; 1940s]
Why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Was Pure PoetryKing uses anaphora to highlight the difference between how things are and how he hopes they will be. But, what's anaphora?
What Do “Numpire” and “Ewt” Have in Common?These funny-looking words may not be recognizable, but they were the ancestors of our modern-day umpire and newt. So, how did they evolve into their current forms? Because of the pesky letter n, the indefinite article a/an, and the fact that a bunch of English-speakers hundreds of years ago had hearing problems. The bouncing n and rebracketing Words like numpire and ewt underwent a process we’re playfully calling the …
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