August 02, 2005

Because "Take Cover In The Temporary Stock Pen" Didn't Have The Same Ring To It

I enjoy hearing about the origin of coined words and phrases (incidentally, The Straight Dope is a good place for that kind of thing; examples here and here and here). Anyway, on this day in 1867, a battle fought in Wyoming gave us the expression 'circle the wagons.' [H/T Castle Argghhh!]

Posted by Chris at August 2, 2005 12:01 PM

Category: General Weirdness

Hee! Thanks for the link - and I wish I'd been *half* as clever in my post as you were naming this one!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at August 2, 2005 12:18 PM