19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And Customs

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 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

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19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: 5 Words You Use Every Day With Shockingly Dark Backstories

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19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: Etymology Online

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19 Sinister Origins Behind Common Expressions And CustomsSource: 5 Innocent Phrases With Surprisingly Dark Origins