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It Ain’t Over Until…


So this is the last of the colloquialisms. In the time it took me to find them all, no doubt new ones were born. It’s been an interesting exercise. Too often we take things for granted or dismiss them entirely. … Continue reading

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm


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 … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden


Still more proverbs to add to the Colloquialism posts. I’m almost at the end…and even now people are thinking up more! If you’re here for the first time, scroll back to previous posts to find Proverbs and Americanisms, as well … Continue reading

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Pearls of Wisdom


Today, I’m adding more to the proverbs posts. They’re nearly endless! If you’re here for the first time, scroll back to previous posts to find Proverbs and Americanisms, as well as Nautical, Biblical, and Shakespearean colloquialisms. You’re sure to find … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love


For the last three days I’ve been blogging about colloquialisms. Our lives are peppered with them. Many have surprising origins — like the term slush fund has a nautical origins, and all of a sudden comes from Shakespeare. Surprisingly, a … Continue reading

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Thar She Blows


Wordie I am, in the last post I mentioned how colloquialisms tickle me.  Surprisingly, those compact quips so familiar to our day-to-day have only a handful of sources. If it didn’t come Shakespeare, and it’s not a Biblical quip,  then … Continue reading

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Method or Madness?


I really get a kick out of wording. I’ve mentioned how I love a good quote, but colloquialisms tickle me too. Curiously, many of the compact little quips so familiar to our lives have only a handful of sources. I’ve … Continue reading

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