Epithets Homer left out. Long-winded Nestor. Irritatingly-vain Paris. Chucks-his-toys Achilles. Ajax of the impressive sideburns.
— Odysseus of Ithaca (@odysseus_lost) November 24, 2014
The verb 'escalate' originally only meant 'to travel on an escalator,' before it came to describe rapid growth or increase in intensity.
— The OED (@OED) November 24, 2014