Tag: the bible
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If someone asks you where a quotation comes from, you’d usually fare pretty well if you answered either ‘Shakespeare’ or ‘the Bible’. On occasions, both. Indeed, OxfordWords concocted a quiz along those very lines – but some everyday phrases hide their biblical origins, while there are others you probably have a hunch come from the […]more
‘Blessed be the fruit’ – so goes the standard greeting in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which has recently been adapted for television with the final episode airing the UK this weekend. Living in a post-apocalyptic, authoritarian society in which birth rates have fallen to almost nothing, fertile women – or ‘handmaids’ – are assigned […]more