phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|


Posted by Lotg on March 19, 2004

In Reply to: Cranky posted by m on March 19, 2004

: fyi

: I have heard [also believe] that the term to be "cranky" comes from when automobiles required a "crank" to turn the engine of the automobile in order to start the car...thus...when one was unable to start the car by cranking it, they became "cranky"

Yip - sounds like me tonight! And I remember it always made my dad cranky when he couldn't crank the car enough to start (God I'm old, fancy remembering that - he he!!! But aren't I lucky too, that I can!)