New Adages Volume III

  This is yet another in the series of adages that resisted form. You can read of my lament in my original post ‘New World Adages’. A long dissertation on the differences between quotes, proverbs, and adages, finishing with a few hopeful additions to the book of words to live by. I added to this … Continue reading

New Adages Volume II

If you are unsure of your beliefs, look at what you do, not what you say.

Friday’s Phrase – Raining Cats and Dogs

This is a very common phrase, and a great number of variations span across many languages. It is also one that has held onto more than one long-standing mythical etymology that swirls through the internet today.

Friday’s Phrase – Graveyard Shift

The popular theory, although entertaining and a bit creepy, comes from an oft repeated origin, that goes something like this:

Friday’s Phrase – Chomping at the Bit

And we have seen through this series how idioms of this time period often revolve around horses.

Friday’s Phrase – Mind Your Own Beeswax

There is a popular story that says, back in the 18th and 19th centuries, women who suffered from disfiguring marks left by small pox used beeswax to smooth out their complexion.

New World Adages

I also love adages. Those old-timey pearls of wisdom that ring true through generations and centuries.

Friday’s Phrase – Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

This is more a proverb than an idiom, and as with most wisdom the origin is ancient and unknown. We have some clues, however.

Friday’s Phrase – “Bite the Bullet”

Welcome to the weekly series “Friday’s Phrase”. A whimsical and informative look at the idioms, phrases, proverbs and colloquialisms we commonly use, what they mean, and where they came from.

Flannel with Faith

Embracing imperfection with faith, flannel, & fresh air

JaZzArt en València

Faith saved us from the savages that we were, losing faith makes us savages again

Suicide Squeeze

Often Misunderstood

The Poetorium at Starlite

An Open Mic & Poetry Show

Rtistic

I speak my heart out.

Harley Reborn

♠️Rip It Up & Start Again♥️

D.C. Gilbert

Award-winning Author, Veteran

Rum and Robots

We Survived and Arrived - Now as Warriors We Thrive

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Perception

A journey into the labyrinth of my sceptical mind.

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author