I've just wrote something in another thread...Gordon Bennett. I then wondered if people know why we say that and who he was? Gordon Bennett was a newspaper columnist who got a name for writing close-to-the-knuckle comments. Hence people would read what he'd put and say out loud "Gordon Bennett!!" in shock of what they had just read. This is nothing to do with why we say Gordon Bennett but he was also one of the founders of the very first Grand Prix'. He got the newspaper he worked for to put up some of the prize money for it. Does anyone know why we say any other terms or phrases?