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by tara23
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: you have a lot of gall- or is it gaul?
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you have a lot of gall- or is it gaul?

Dose anyone know for sure if the saying "to have gall" i.e. courage, is in reference to the gall bladder or the Gauls as in French soldiers - ?
It is possible that as in, "you've got a lot of nerve" , the previous could be reference to a corporeal fortitude.
I'd appreciate any insights, thanks,
Tara