I have learned 3 interesting facts about the English language today:
- The phrase “to blow a raspberry” comes from the Cockney-rhyming slang “Raspberry Tart”, which is used as a synonym for “fart”. Although I’ve never heard anyone say “He raspberry tarted and stank the place out” before.
- “No strings attached” is actually a tailoring term, as explained by English Cut. When a piece of cloth is delivered with a flaw in it, a piece of string is attached to it. Therefore, a piece of cloth with no strings attached is a perfect piece.
- The plural of “OS” (the abbreviation of Operating System) is “OSes”, based on this concensus. I sort-of knew this already but it’s nice to have it validated.