|Olivenib||Дата: Воскресенье, 06.12.2015, 13:24 | Сообщение # 1|
|La-di-da affectedly refined, especially in speech originally slang, either an imitation of affected speech or from 'lard' or 'lardy', 18th century foppish pronunciation of 'lord' as a mild oath. The word gained more general currency through a popular and mocking music-hall song of 1880, 'he wears a penny flower in his coat, la-di-da!'. It is now informal rather than slang, and applied to behaviour as well as speech.|
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Backroom boys researchers, scientists, etc. This expression was coined by lord beaverbrook, then british minister for aircraft production, in a speech in honour of the 'unsung heroes' of the war effort, made on march 24, 1941: 'to whom must praise be given? I will tell you. It is the boys in the back room. They do not sit in the limelight but they are the men who do the work.'