Monthly Archives: November 2011

How England got its name

It is said that the people of England most likely originated from three groups of people: 1) The Angles who came from Northern Germany 2) The Saxons who came from Lower Saxony in Germany 3) The Jutes from the Jutland … Continue reading

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Knock on Wood: The Origin

Most people have been in a situation in which a person has made a statement about something good happening then proceeded to knock on wood. The origin of this phrase and tradition is not fully explainable however there are some … Continue reading

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Tarheels of North Carolina

In the 1700’s and 1800’s Great Britain relied heavily on the strength of their Navy both for national defense and for trade. Part of having an efficiently running Navy means having the proper gear and keeping it in working order. … Continue reading

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