The Origins of Everyday Expressions Explained

In “Common Everyday Expressions Explained!” by Life Noggin, narrator Pat Graziosi amusingly offers the origins of such common terms as “the bees knees”, “break a leg” and “apple of my eye”.

In a follow-up to the original video, Blocko explains the etymology of such words as “pineapple” and “butterfly”.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.