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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The advanced side of talking.

I am up early this morning, hoping to get some other writing done before my blog but hey it flows when it flows, the mind waits for no one. So being up now and craving more caffeine I could not help but wonder, who came up with the saying about early birds and catching worms.

Who thought of stuff like that, to put some lesson behind a few words. Honestly sometimes I love it, other times it just does not make any sense. Well to be honest like this morning I can disagree completely with the words and myself.  I suppose some prefers missing rush hour traffic and likes to get to work and hour or two before the time, they prepare and plan to be successful and make their day more productive.
Well I got woken up, told myself two more minutes and woke up an hour later. I dragged myself out of bed with very little energy and no worm, I am probably a very slow bird compared to others.



But let me give some more, some that I was not familiar with at all:

A fish rots from the head down: This is when a organisation or state fails and it is always leadership that is the problem...
1.(Boss did you know, a fish rots from the head down? Think about it, it makes sense.)
2.Turn around and walk away.

A turnup for the books: This is something we all hope for. Somewhere in the early 20's the word turn-up has been used to describe a surprise or good fortune.
1.) Remain Positive and it will happen.

Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth: This refers to a person that is prim and proper and have such a cool demeanor that not even butter will melt in their mouth.
1) In the past this was most often applied to woman.
2) These people are still around...(Thinking) both male and female.

To call a spade a spade: This means to say it like it is, be direct to those you speak with.
1) Honey you are a spade.
2. What, am I just some garden tool to you now?

Don't keep a dog and then bark yourself: Don't pay someone to paint your house and in the end you do it yourself.
1) Decide.
2) Stick to it.

Get your goat: To be annoyed or angry.
1) James I am going to fetch my goat if you don't stop.
2) We don't own a goat, are you coming down with something?

The hair of the Dog that bit you: A small measure of drink intended to cure a hangover.
1) Get me a hair of the dog please?
2) Why? I promise it is your dog.

Know your onions: To be experienced or knowledgeable about a subject.
1) I am a writer so I know my onions.

Nail your colors to the mast: To display your opinions and beliefs and hold onto it until the end.
1) Never give up what you believe in just because someone else shoots you down.
2)Your life, your terms.

To use a sledgehammer to crack a nut: To solve a minor problem with disproportionate force or expense.
1) Don't go overboard.
2) Look before you act.

These are just a few I found interesting. I know we don't use phrases that often but maybe we should, maybe it will bring something extra with it, teach a lesson or simply state a fact and maybe provide a laugh here and there.
Don't know if I hit the nail on the head or if I am just talking hocus pocus?

Oh well... :))))

Source: www.phrases.org.co.uk

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of nearly half of these but I'm wondering where they've been all my life. Thanks for the new phrases.

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