“You’re as cute as a bug’s ear!”
Do bugs even have ears? Who knows! But it still conjures up images of tiny adorable things and many older adults will remember this classic phrase from their childhood. Are you an entomophile (insect lover)?
Check out these 13 tricks to keep bugs away on picnics that will totally freak you out.
This surfer slang became popular in the 1980s, as a way of saying something was really cool. Imagine using this compliment after a colleague’s big presentation—it’s a lot more memorable than “well done”! Okay maybe don’t do that at work.
“She’s the cat’s meow!”
This phrase dates back to the 1920s when it became popularised through gangster slang. Its meaning extends beyond “pretty” though, describing someone or something as very stylish and cool. Did you know that “gangster” was once an insult but today is used to compliment someone?