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Idioms gone wild

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May 23, 2022, 11:55 PM
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We've all heard generation-spanning sayings and euphemisms from around the world, right?

"A bird in hand is worth two in the bush" from the UK

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" from China or thereabouts

But there's one that's a single four-letter word, understood in nearly every language; not a four-letter word like sh#t or h#ll or d#mn or gamec#ck whatever, but one that wasn't even a word 'til the mid-eighteen hundreds, the origin of which remains in dispute to this day.

What is it?

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BUCK

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May 24, 2022, 6:24 AM
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Stops here?

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May 24, 2022, 6:32 AM
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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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Tough times create strong men.
Strong men create easy times.
Easy times create weak men.
Weak men create tough times.


in the transportation industry


May 24, 2022, 11:52 AM
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Ship
High
In
Transit

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May 24, 2022, 7:41 AM
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WWJD?

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I would have said SOS

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May 24, 2022, 7:43 AM
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but four letters has me stumped for now.

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taxi

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May 24, 2022, 8:13 AM
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based on my travels

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okay***

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May 24, 2022, 8:22 AM
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Re: okay***

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May 24, 2022, 10:44 AM
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"Okay" it is!


Aye Joe, way to go!

Attributed by some to pre-telegraph abbreviations used in newspapers, a shortened version of "Oll Korrect", "Old Kinderhook" Martin Van Buren and 'okeh' from the Choctaw languag

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Who spells out ok?***

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May 24, 2022, 11:21 AM
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Re: Who spells out ok?***

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May 24, 2022, 11:42 AM
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Pretty sure it's acceptable either way. And as "OK" in caps, "Ok" and 'ok' lower case.

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May 24, 2022, 11:53 AM
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This is what I get from my kids


May 24, 2022, 1:44 PM
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if they reply at all.

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tids***

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May 24, 2022, 8:27 AM
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heard a preacher once say that "Hallelujah" is universally

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May 24, 2022, 8:32 AM
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said/used in every language in the world. But that's more than 4 letters obviously. And not sure that is really correct or not.

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I seem to remember reading somewhere that the most

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May 24, 2022, 11:02 AM
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universally understood word in nearly every language was 'huh'.

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