Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What the dickens?!


Recently I have started listening to an audiobook by Charles Dickens (the famous novelist of the Victorian period), i.e. Great Expectations. It's funny, but in English there are a few nice phrases connected with the word 'dickens'. The word itself means 'diabeł, bies, licho' and is used in such phrases as "What the dickens?" - "Co u licha?" or 'raise the dickens" - "robić piekło". Today, I could ask this "Why the dickens isn't this weather warming up?" It's -20 C now!

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