Before the bridal thong
The concept of a honeymoon seemed so retrograde we could barely say the word without irony. We could not have been ... Where did the idea of the honeymoon come from? The act came about in the early 19th century in both England and America.
Where do Seattleites come from?
The new figures show what high costs will do ... born Seattleites has been on the rise, from 11 percent in 1980 to 15 percent in '90 to 18 percent in 2000 to 20 percent by '05-07, a near doubling in 30 years. The origins of those Seattleites who come ...
Staycation or bleisure? Travel industry's made-up words
Whatever you're doing on vacation, chances are there's a made-up word to describe it. Combine honeymoon and volunteering ... doesn't have a monopoly on them — think "brunch." But they do "come in handy in a business sector where there's often a need ...
31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From
She used it in her later works and soon it spread across the works of other science fiction authors as well. But where does the word come from? A 2001 Usenet post by Dave Goldman claims that Le Guin told him "ansible" comes from the word "answerable" and ...
Does Paul Condemn Homosexuality in 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy?
Two of the verses in the New Testament that mention homosexuality are found in Paul’s first letters to the Corinthians and Timothy: “Or do you not know that ... Why did he use that word and where did it come from? Vines and others say this is the ...