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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-07-06 Words and Their Stories

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Some expression describe people who are important or who at least think they are, one such expression is liguige, in the seventeen’s century important man in Europe began to wear force hair called vogues. As years past, vogues begin to get bigger, the size of a man’s vogues depended how important he was, the more important he was, or thought he was, the bigger vogues he wore, some vogues were so large, they covered a man shoulders or back. Today the expression “big vogues” is used to make fun of a person who feels important. People never tell someone he is a big vogues, they only use the expression behind his back. Big hile is another way to describe important person, a big while maybe a head of a company, a political leader, a famous movie star, they are big while because they are powerful ,what they do affects many people, big while give the orders, other people carry then out, as in many machines, a big while makes the little whiles turn, big while begin a popular expression as do world war, two. It probably comes the expression used for many years, by people who fits parts of parks and trucks, they said a person rode a big while, if he was important, and had influence, the top of something is the highest part, so it is not surprising the that top is another expression that describes an important person, the expression is top banana, a top banana is the leading person in a comedy show, the funniest comedy is called the top banana. The next is second banana and so on. Why a banana? A comedy actor in earlier days often including a part ,well one of the comedies would hit the others over the head wit ha soft object. The object would shift like the yellow fruit, the banana. Top banana still is used mainly is show business. Yet the expression can also be used to describe the top person in any area. A key pine is another word for important person. The expression comes from the game of bowling. The king pine is the number one pine if had correctly the bowling ball, the king pine would make the other 9 pines fall. And that is the object of the game. So the most important person in a project or business the king pine. If the king pine is removed, the business or project would likely to fail. King pine is often used to describe an important criminal or the leader or a criminal game. A newspaper may report for example, that police have arrested the suspected king pin of a car stealing operation.

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