America's Secret Slang is a show that I like. It takes some common slang word that we use today and goes back to its roots. It is amazing just where some of these words came from. My wife recorded a series of them and I was watching them this morning. They were so interesting that I almost forgot to post a blog. For instance, the one I just now watched explained how the term "bought the farm" came from. As you probably know, in wartime, it meant to be killed in action. So, how did that buy the farm? Well, at that time, the US provided a $10,000 life insurance policy on all the soldiers and back then that was about what it took to "buy the farm".
This show keeps your attention. It tells how the ladies of the evening got the name "hooker", to how "egg on your face" got started, to "gung ho", to "hill billy", to boon dock, to many, many more. I love shows like this and I actually learn something. Now how could it get better than that? (grin). Now, you all have yourself a great Monday, you hear?