Why do most people say Happy 4th of July instead of Happy Independence Day?

Multiple reasons; it comes out of the mouth smother, to distinguish between other countries' Independence Days, and it sounds more American.

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What is the origin of the word 'Kwanzaa'?

Kwanzaa comes from a Swahili phrase 'matunda ya kwanza'. An additional 'a' was added to Kwanza so the word would have the same number of letters as there were for the Principles of 'Nguzu Saba' of Blackness.

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Where does the word HOLIDAY come from?

The word 'holiday' comes from "holy day". In ancient times these days were given to workers so they could go to church and worship. Later is was called holiday and did not necessarily mean attendance at worship. It derives from an Old English word Haligdaeg meaning, holy+day or a religious festiv...

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Which country did the pumpkin originate?

The pumpkin actually originated from the country of Mexico. There is historical evidence that dated between 7000 and 5500 BC and discovered in Mexico.

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What country did Halloween come from?

Irish and English immigrants brought the tradition of Halloween to America in the mid 1800s.

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Where did the word fanny originate from?

One possibility is that comes from John Cleland's erotic novel, Memoirs of a woman of pleasure, whose central character is called Fanny Hill.

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How did the name Halloween originate?

Halloween comes from the term: All Hallow's Eve. All Hallow's Eve was the night before All Hallow's Day, or All Saint's Day. A possible way it derived into Halloween is a mere mispronunciation of Hallow's Evening (Hallowe'en).

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What are some good double entendre costume ideas?

It is a trick question; there's no such thing as a good idea for a double entendre costume. They're all tacky, unfunny and just plain crass.

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Where did the word Halloween come from?

the word Halloween came from the Celts who lived 2000 years ago

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What country does Halloween come from?

Halloween started in Ireland as a pagan holiday for people to celebrate the spirits of their ancestors. Then many, many years later people started dressing into costumes to scare away evil spirits. Now in this day and age it is a known holiday for children of some countries to dress up and get ca...

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What English words originated from France?

Thousands of them, including table, centre, dance, engage, heresy, joy, marshal, national, option, phantom, represent, secret, tempest, unity, visual, west, ..

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A place where people are buried?

cemeteries graveyards

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Where did the name Halloween come from?

Halloween got its name from All Hallow's Eve, the night before All Saints' Day, the last day an individual could be named or sanctified a saint. All Hallow's Eve became Hallow Evening or Hallow E'en.

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What is the origin of wishing upon a star?

The planet Venus is named for the Roman goddess of love and is always the brightest point in the sky. The Romans built temples to Venus, and since it was the first "star" that could be seen in the sky for much of the year, and always the brightest whether seen in the morning or the evening, it wa...

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Why is bonfire night celebrated?

It is celebrated because that is the day Guy Fawkes died.

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What is the origin of spilling salt superstition?

Lots of superstitious people, when they spill salt, will take a pinch of it in their right hand and throw it backwards over their left shoulder. Superstition has it that, at all times, a devil waits over your left shoulder, and also that spilling salt is bad luck (perhaps because it used to be ra...

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Did British troops returning from South Asia centuries ago start saying so long as a variation of salaam?

So long is actually an Americanism. For a discussion of its origin, see http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/3/messages/616.html.

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What language does Yule come from?

The English noun yule was migrated from the Old English word geol, or geola, meaning Christmas Day, Christmastide; but it originated with the Old Norse word jol (plural), which was a heathen feast of unknown origin.

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Where did the term old sport come from?

It was a term of endearment used by Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, the Great Gatsby

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What time is 'Tea Time' in England?

The term "Tea time" is becoming a dated institution in most parts of England. When I lived in London the young people don't use the term at all, and tend to eat late. They might say "Tea" but this can mean any type of meal eaten in the evening. Now I live in Yorkshire and work with the over 60s w...

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Was guy Fawkes put on a bonfire?

no he wasn't but we don't know if it is guy Fawkes who people put on the bonfire!

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Where does the word Asia come from?

it comes from the word asu........

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