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to start another thread on 'things I'm amazed I didn't know til now'?

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itstimeforchange Mon 12-Sep-16 12:22:14

This time it's words.

There are not many words/phrases I don't know the true spelling/usage/meaning or even origin for, but recently I've been using the subtitles on telly a lot, and now I'm thinking there's MASSES I don't know! I never realised I missed so much in the conversation! (I'm more a reader than a watcher.)

The latest was 'derring-do'. I always thought that it was daring do. As you would, logically, because it refers to someone doing something daring...

Another one from a few years ago was hiatus hernia. DH had one when he was a baby and I got him to say it slowly out loud for me several times so I knew what he was talking about. But all I could hear was higher titernia. grin It was a while before I found out what the actual words were! (I blame DH and his lack of separating the words properly, or indeed just writing it down for me wink.)

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 12:23:43

Did you get Derring-Do from watching My Little Pony?

itstimeforchange Mon 12-Sep-16 13:30:20

Nope, never saw it, but I may have read it if it was ever featured in the books/annuals or whatever it was that I had.

Either that or I just made the assumption!

itstimeforchange Mon 12-Sep-16 13:32:45

...the character is called Daring Do though!

Derring-do is correct English, apparently.

itstimeforchange Sun 18-Sep-16 17:12:25

Clearly I was BU given the lack of replies... grin

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