Eight food idioms that are right under your nose…Here’s the 1st



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The term in a nutshell refers to a short description, or a story told in no more words than can physically fit in the shell of a nut. But the origin of the term tests those limits with the most longwinded of tales. The ancient Roman encyclopaedist Pliny the Elder claimed that a copy of Homer’s The Iliad existed that was small enough to fit inside a walnut shell. Almost 2000 years later in the early 1700s the Bishop of Avranches tested Pliny’s theory by writing out the epic in tiny handwriting on a walnut-sized piece of paper and lo and behold, he did it!


5 thoughts on “Eight food idioms that are right under your nose…Here’s the 1st

  1. I almost never drop comments, but i did a few searching
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    • Thanks so much for your comment! I really appreciate it 🙂
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