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8 thoughts on “Bring Them Back”

  1. Bill says:

    Y’all.
    Ain’t.
    Red up.
    Might could.
    Heretofore.

    1. Bill says:

      And how could I possibly have forgotten:

      Bob’s your uncle.

      1. Jim Cook says:

        What’s that mean?

        1. Bill says:

          Oh, how pleased I am to introduce you to this great phrase, Jim. “Bob’s your uncle” generally means “you’ve got it made.” The etymology is debated, but Wikipedia nicely states the most widely held view: “A common explanation is that the phrase dates to 1887, when British Prime Minister Robert Cecil, Lord Salisbury decided to appoint Arthur Balfour to the prestigious and sensitive job of Chief Secretary for Ireland. Lord Salisbury was Arthur Balfour’s uncle.”

    2. Jim Cook says:

      Ain’t is gone? Wow, when did that happen?

      The ain’t analogue I hear these days is “so don’t I,” meaning “so do I.”

  2. Bill says:

    And may we never forget the wonderfully comforting phrase, “Safe as houses.”

  3. Dave says:

    Twixt.
    Sundry.
    Perspicacity.
    Ardor.
    Reticent.
    Frou frou.

  4. Bill says:

    Quotidian

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