Origins of Sayings.

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    Aw man, I used to live right there.

    It's actually pronounced Havre de Graahs. though, it's spelled Grace
     
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    Probably because it's a French name. How is Havre pronounced?

    Avrah, roughly, in French

    Translates as Grace Harbour.

    Google Translate
     
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    The British sacked and set fire to that town. In former times.
     
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    two of my faves:

    cash money

    all hat no cattle
     
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    Second one translates to all mouth and no trousers.
     
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    Here's one:

    Though most scholars agree that “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” is about the Great Custom, a tax on wool that was introduced in 1275, its use of the color black and the word “master” led some to wonder whether there was a racial message at its center. Its political correctness was called into question yet again in the latter part of the 20th century, with some schools banning it from being repeated in classrooms, and others simply switching out the word “black” for something deemed less offensive. In 2011, news.com.au reported on the proliferation of “Baa, Baa Rainbow Sheep” as an alternative.
     

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