your most sought word or phrase origins?

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Dec 14 20:47:30 UTC 2006

> >list a few words or phrases or quotations for which (in your view)
> >etymology or origin is so far unknown or unsettled--the ones the
> >origins of which you would most like to know.
Here's one -- why is New York City called the Big Apple?

[/sarcasm mode off] [/ducking brickbats from Barry on]

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