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

| 1 Comment

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!]

1 Comment

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

Leave a comment


Powered by Movable Type 4.34-en

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Chris published on August 2, 2005 12:01 PM.

Lance Armstrong Says, "Now That Guy's Crazy!" was the previous entry in this blog.

Quiet, Please. Quiet, Pl - Y'all Just Shut The Hell Up, Wouldja?!? is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.