19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister Origins

Language is constantly evolving, everyone knows that. You're minding your own business, and then suddenly "alright" is one word. But what's not as well-known is that some super-popular phrases -- and even beloved traditions -- started out in really dark places. Their original meanings were, to say the least, troubling.

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister OriginsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister OriginsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister OriginsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister OriginsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister OriginsSource: 5 Words You Use Every Day With Shockingly Dark Backstories

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19 Common Expressions & Customs With Sinister OriginsSource: Etymology Online