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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how do you say etymology
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Q: etymology of 'blue' from "out of the blue"
A: ‘blue’ refers to the blue of a clear sky. the idiom has since shortened, but before it was “a bolt out of the blue,” ‘a bolt’ being a lightning bolt. so it was to liken whatever was being compared to a bolt of lightning appearing unexpectedly in a clear blue sky, hence the idiom denoting something sudden and unanticipated
Q: What is the etymology of the phrase "kettle of fish"? Why does it mean "trouble"? In the first place, I'm totally clueless what "kettle of fish" is like. I've never seen such a thing in my life...
A: I think the complete phrase is actually "a fine kettle of fish". It doesn't necessarily mean trouble. It can also just mean an awkward or messy or annoying situation, which I guess can also be degrees of trouble. "That's a fine kettle of fish you've gotten me into!" There are a few different explanations of its origin here: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/kettle Look for the ones under "fine kettle of fish" and "pretty kettle of fish" In other situations, it can merely mean "something different" or a "different situation" as in "That's a whole ('n)other kettle of fish" = "a horse of a different color" Hope this helps.
Q: How to understand nevertheless? I can use it , but I don't know it. I checked etymology online, but still don't get it
A: ummm, English is weird, so I'm not sure how it works
Q: The etymology of Saryeoni is unknown but some say that it was named that because the opening of the crater appears askew to the northeast. does this sound natural?
A: I don't know what you're talking about, but the grammar is fine.

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