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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Many of us have heard various phrases throughout our lives. Those collections of words that somehow seem to fit many different occasions have been passed down through generations and we still continue to use them. But do we really know where these phrases and sayings so popularly used come from? The website 161 Phrases ‘Coined in the USA’ lists 161 phrases that are widely popular in the United States of America. Due to the lack of space available in this post, I’ll limit this article to just a few examples. The phrase “A drop in the bucket” means A very small proportion of the whole. Its origin, according to the website, comes from the Bible, Isaiah 40:15 (King James Version): “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.” ‘A drop in the bucket’ is the predecessor of ‘a drop in the ocean’, which means … Continue reading