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Why do we say ‘green thumb,' 'out of the blue' and more color idioms?

"Cat got your tongue" and other popular sayings are common in the English language. Where did these expressions come from and what do they mean? 

Animal idioms we can't resist: Why do we say ‘cat got your tongue’ and other popular phrases?

Phrases like 'cat got your tongue' and others have deeper meanings

Here are the surprising origin stories to these popular sayings

Popular sayings in the English language often have multiple meanings — such as "a heart of gold" and "time is money."

The push for bilingual education will doom migrant kids to failure

New York City, Denver, Chicago and other cities are urgently recruiting bilingual education teachers as the children of migrants enroll in school.

You're speaking my language! World's sexiest accent revealed — and it's a stunner

6,000 people from the US, the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany were asked which languages are perceived as "most sexy," "most romantic" and "most passionate."

Almost 200K students boycotted NY state standardized tests in parents' rights revolt

Thousands of parents are staging a revolt against the state by refusing to have their kids take the standardized English and math exams, test data reviewed by The Post reveal.

The migrant surge is a disaster for learning — for ALL kids

The first day of school showed the NYC migrant crisis is going to hurt everyone, whether they speak English or not.

I learned English from a Domino's menu — now I run my own store

"I knew I had to learn the language quickly if I wanted to progress, but it was really hard," said Alok Yadav.

Debate rages after author dares to claim 'Humpty Dumpty' isn't an egg

Humpty Dumpty is allegedly not what he's cracked up to be: Bold claim leaves brains scrambled as deep-thinkers struggle to let go of a childhood fantasy.

NYC schools struggle to cope with influx of 5,500 migrant kids: 'Overwhelmed'

"We’ve all got migrant students in our classrooms. The teachers don’t speak Spanish. There’s no resources helping us out right now — it’s a very challenging situation.”

Ritchie Torres' excellent words of Latinx wisdom for the woke

As we’ve noted before, Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-Bx) is a progressive with a difference: namely, a joyful willingness to defy the party line.

Reporter shocks viewers by sharing news in 6 different languages

His language abilities had commenters proposing marriage.

Fordham prof fired after mixing up two black students in class

Hours after what he called an 'innocent mistake,' lecturer Christopher Trogan sent a rambling, nine-page email to students explaining the faux pas.

Ohio mayor calls for school board resignations over 'X-rated' writing prompts

Mayor Craig Schubert made the ultimatum Monday during a school board meeting after parents at Hudson High School complained about some prompts in “642 Thing to Write About."

'Birthing people': Team Biden embraces Newspeak

President Joe Biden’s official budget proposal is proof that the lunatic woke fringe has made its way into the White House: In a section on plans to reduce maternal mortality...

NJ store sparks outrage with 'Speak English or Pay $10 Extra' sign

The knives are out for a small New Jersey business after its owner recently posted a sign in the front window saying, "Speak English or Pay $10 Extra." For the...

Nigeria adds its own spin to Oxford English Dictionary

LAGOS/ABUJA - Ask a Nigerian what corrupt politicians do with public funds and he or she may say, “They chop it.” The Oxford English Dictionary agrees. Hailing from the streets...

Two women cheated man out of $4M in lottery winnings, suit claims

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A Massachusetts man says two women cheated him out of $4 million in lottery winnings by taking advantage of his inability to read or speak English....

Apostrophe crusader says 'ignorance and laziness' have won

Its over. An organization called the Apostrophe Protection Society has given up its 18-year battle to rescue the beleaguered punctuation mark from decades of misuse -- with its founder declaring...

Startling number of city public school students don't understand basic math, English

More than half of city public school students still don’t have a basic grasp of math and English, according to the latest round of state test results released Wednesday. Overall,...