Where did the term goody two shoes come from?

Where did the term goody two shoes come from?

The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes is a children’s story published by John Newbery in London in 1765. The story popularized the phrase “goody two-shoes”, often used to describe an excessively virtuous person, a do-gooder.

What does it mean to be a ‘Maverick’ and where does the term come from?

A ‘Maverick’ is someone who is perceived to do their own thing and follows their own path without being told what to do.The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle.

How old does furniture have to be to be considered antique?

The rule of thumb used by most antique dealers is that anything about 100 years or older is an antique. Items that are old, but not quite that old, are called vintage.

When was the Odyssey created?

The consensus used to be that “the Iliad and the Odyssey date from around the 8th century BC, the Iliad being composed before the Odyssey, perhaps by some decades,” i.e. earlier than Hesiod, the Iliad being the oldest work of Western literature.

What continent has the most deserts?

Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 inches) along the coast and far less inland.

Do lobsters have green blood?

Yes, a clear or white blood with a slight bluish tint is pumped through the body of the lobster by the heart. The blue tint is caused by copper, which is used as the oxygen carrier in the blood. Human’s red colored blood is due to iron being the oxygen carrier.

Is it possible for twins to have different fathers?

In rare instances when twins are conceived by different fathers, it’s called heteropaternal superfecundation, which occurs when two or more of a woman’s eggs are fertilized by different men within the same ovulation period.

When was the model t invented?

On October 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed at the company’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed it in 1972.