Jientje, our mistress of fun, has cooked up a wonderful photo challenge, and this is what she has to say about it:
When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the colourful language my grandmother used. She had such a way with words, she had her own funny ways to describe things and that memory still makes me smile. As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language.
Now, because a picture paints a thousand words, I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to pick an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we’ll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?
If “language is the dress of thoughts” ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe …
And so we continue …. (And I am behind, so you get two weeks worth from me!)
Week Three: E & F
Every Time a Bell Rings, An Angel Gets His Wings
This is not really an idiom, but it is a colorful part of American speech. It came to us from the Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,”when Clarence, the angel explains the significance of bell ringing to George Bailey. At the end of the movie, when Clarence has successfully kept George from committing suicide, George hears a bell ring, and knows that in heaven, Clarence has finally earned his angel wings.
Finger in Every Pie
If you have a finger in every pie, then you have diversified your investments and have many different sources of real and/or potential revenue.
Week Four: G & H
Good As Gold
If something is as good as gold,then it is a solid and dependable investment. If a person is considered as good as gold, it means they are very trustworthy and stable.
Hidden in Plain Sight
If something is hidden in plain sight, it is generally right where it should be, and is just being overlooked. For Amoeba and I — especially I — that is usually our glasses right on the top of our heads!