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   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Origin Of Expressions

Ever wonder where expressions originated? I sometimes do. Today I heard "One Fell Swoop" and thought. . "Where did that one originate?" Ok, well here's the answer.


Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I knew of "one fell swoop," but what's the origin of "one swell foop"?

Jeffery Hodges

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November 15, 2006 11:40 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Well, HJH, I am certainly glad you asked that. My varied experience with medical issues has that answer on the tip of my fingers. The term has its origion in the practice of urology, specifically ED treatment. Success results in a "swell", but if it is only transient, the patient experiences an unfortunate "foop".

November 16, 2006 3:20 AM  

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