Anglo/American Word of the Day!!
I thought we'd have a BWOTD for the New Year, one I used at work earlier and caused confusion with, of course! But then after much discussion in the comments, it became clear it's not just us Brits that use it."I shelled out a good few bucks on it"Shell(ed)(ing) out = Pay/PaidTo be honest I had absolutely no clue how this one came into being, I mean it's hard to spot a connection between shells and payment, and there's no rhyming going on. But then along came the lovely Kay from Hawaii, a good blog friend of mine, with the very interesting ANSWER to my wondering how it originated. It seems us Brits had a hand in it, but it originated from that long ago British Colony known as the America's! So not so much a Brit Word of the Day, but a very interesting history on how we all came to use it.Thanks Kay :-)