a dance step made by moving the left foot one step sideways and closing the right foot to the left foot: used when dancing in a circle during Scottish reels and jigs
We Can Thank Alexander Hamilton For Giving Us These WordsSince Lin Manuel Miranda turned Hamilton from a mysterious face on our $10 bill to a household name, the impact this "bastard orphan" had on our modern lives has become increasingly apparent. Case in point: Many of the words and phrases used on a daily basis in America are thought to have originated with everyone's favorite "ten dollar founding father."
Catchphrases That Have Seen Their 15 Minutes Of FameBuzzwords and catchphrases often surface in our culture. Many come from landmark news events, and, before you know it, that term is everywhere and firmly embedded in our collective conscience. Why do they strike such a chord? If there was a secret sauce to creating one of these memorable expressions, we’d all be copywriters. Let’s look at some from the world of news (and we’ll …
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