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‘American history’

Talking Turkeys

Turkeys not only end up on dining room tables on Thanksgiving but turkeys also show up in the American language as well. In this week’s post we’ll look at the place of the turkey in American history, culture, language, and literature. Turkeys on the ballot As a young nation, America needed not only a flag… Read More

The language of bread

Bread is not only a staple of the American diet but a common feature Money and bread have a long-held relationship so much so that bread (or dough) have become slang terms for money. Similarly, a “breadwinner” is the person who makes the  money for the family. If I asked you, how you make your… Read More

Flag Day, June 14th

June 14 marked Flag Day, the birthday of the American Flag. Supposedly,  George Washington asked Betsy Ross, a seamstress in Philadelphia, to make the first flag in June of 1776. Although we do not know for certain who actually made the first flag, we do know that a famous American and president, John Adams said, “Resolved,… Read More