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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Books

Chancing Your Arm – Phrase history revealed

- To Chance Your Arm is to take an uncalculated risk, where the outcome is completely unknown. A blind bet, if you like. There are several...

Bob’s Your Uncle – Idiom & phrase history

- Bob’s your Uncle is often used to describe something that is resolved in your favour without much effort such as ‘Just send the form...

How three world wars were predicted as far back as 1871

- In 1871 Albert Pike, attorney, soldier, writer and Freemason accurately predicted the first two world wars and gave a chilling message about the third, which would...

How a biscuit helped maintain the ANZAC spirit

- Food History & Recipe Origins Amazon – UK   USA   AUS Originally known simply as rolled oat biscuits (rather like oatcakes), these are made from a simple recipe...

The fall of the Western Empire and what happens next

- Historically, most Empires created by man have risen and fallen during a period of around 500 years. The Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, the Moors and...