My recent posts on this blog, excluding the Sneak Peek on Sunday, have been all about colloquialisms and proverbs. These perfect words to use in any given moment are occasionally quite profound. Nearly all are so commonplace, it’s easy to forget that someone said them first to convey their particular thought in their moment. And now they convey ours.
If you’re here for the first time, scroll back to previous posts to find Americanisms and proverbs, as well as Nautical, Biblical, and Shakespearean additions to our everyday conversation. When woven together, they make up a tapestry of thoughts, insights, and cultural input. In other words, they’re one of the things that make us, us.
Today, I’m adding more to the T proverbs. I’m nearing the end…really…
The devil gives work to idle hands * The devil looks after his own * The early bird catches the worm * The end justifies the means * The exception which proves the rule * The female of the species is more deadly than the male * The fruit does not fall far from the tree * The good die young * The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence * The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world * The husband is always the last to know * The laborer is worthy of his hire * The law is an ass * The leopard does not change his spots * The longest journey starts with a single step * The more the merrier * The more things change, the more they stay the same * The opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings * The pen is mightier than sword * The price of liberty is eternal vigilance * The proof is in the pudding * The road to hell is paved with good intentions * The shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot * The squeaking wheel gets the grease * The truth will out * The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach * There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream * There are none so blind as those, that will not see * There are two sides to every question * There but for the grace of God, go I * There’s a time and a place for everything * There’s an exception to every rule * There’s always more fish in the sea * There’s honor among thieves * There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle * There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip.
for an interview of Author Denyse Bridger. It’s always fun to get inside an author’s head. 🙂
Then, head on over to The Romance Reviews for their month-long event. There are prizes to be had!
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My 7 will be up on my other satellite blog. http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
Multiple blogs are infinitely useful! 😉
See you Sunday for another Sneak Peek.