'Gh' is a strange way for an English word to start. There are only a handful of commonly used words that begin with this spelling.
The figurative meaning of ‘spitting image’ couldn’t be clearer. The literal meaning depends on which linguist you ask.
“Cut to the chase” is a slightly friendlier way of telling someone to get to the point, but old Hollywood filmmakers meant it literally.
The Victorian era gave rise to puffy gowns, dance cards, and a fun new phrase for getting out of a date.
From Maryland’s Goatman to the "real" corpses in haunted houses, here are the sort-of true stories behind all your favorite urban legends.