What's good for the goose is good for the gander
What is good for a man is equally good for a woman; or, what a man can have or do, so can a woman have or do. This comes from an earlier proverb, “What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”
You may be good at Sudoku, but do you know what the word literally means?
Are you passionate about Sudoku? The number puzzle is so popular that its origin and the meaning of its name deserve some attention. (Don’t confuse the word “sudoku” with “sodoku,” which is a bacterial zoonotic disease known as “rat-bite fever.” Basically, sodoku has more in common with the Ebola virus than any puzzle game.) Sudoku is similar to types of European puzzles that were played in …
Political Euphemisms: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
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