Adams House Cat

Adam’s House Cat? The Story Behind the Expression

What’s up with the expression, “I wouldn’t know him from Adam’s house cat”? Where in the world did that saying come from? Robert Hendrickson explains it in The Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms. He writes: The Southern expression “I wouldn’t know him from Adam’s house cat” is an attempt to improve upon “I …

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35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Momentous Presidential Quotes

The annual State of the Union Address reminds us that our presidents sure have some awesome speechwriters. Your tax dollars at work! Here are some notable quotes from each US President. 1. George Washington (1789–1797) ”To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” “Government is not reason; it …

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