Posted by Cranmer on August 06, 2004
In Reply to: Re: The burning question posted by platypus on August 06, 2004
: : I know what this means, but how did it originate? Obviously saying that a question is a 'burning question', conveys a feeling that the question is both imperative, urgent and of the highest priority and importance. But who first said it - why 'burning'?
: I think Christopher Columbus brought it to America
used to be 'do you recant?'