Word/Phrase origins

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Can you name the Anglicised modern phrases from their original word or phrase?

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Original word/phrase/meaningModern word/phraseLanguage/Reason for change or invention
NadderChinese whisper
To have another think comingChinese whisper
NapronChinese whisper
Eke-nameChinese whisper
Word created to be longest in English languageEverett M. Smith in 1935
Bog StandardChinese whisper and general application
Anglo-Saxon word for foodDue to larger variety in diet
HashashinPersian
GagéeFrench
Original word/phrase/meaningModern word/phraseLanguage/Reason for change or invention
NoumpereChinese whisper
Ad breviareLatin
Verloren HoopDutch
God blind meChinese whisper
DécheveléFrench
RibbesperGerman
Lamb raised in house and reared by handGeneral application
Helpe meetOld Testament
l'eprit d'escalierFrench/Thinking of a witty response too late

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