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Jientje’s 1000 Words Photo Challenge

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 ….

Week Six: K & L

Know When To Hold’em, Know When To Fold’em

This one comes to us from the early history of America and the days of riverboat gambling and the wild, wild west.  It simply means one needs to know when to quit.  I think Kenny Rogers said it best:


Lucky in Love

See that look in his eyes?  He was looking at me.  Does this one really need explanation?


If you liked this, you can see what the other players have come up with by stopping by Jientje’s, Heaven is in Belgium, and clicking on the links. If you really liked this, grab your camera and play along! Jientje is one heck of a hostess and a good time will be had by all!


  1. What a charming picture!! Oh yes, the look of love certainly IS in his eyes, uou are one lucky girl Quilly! ( I can say that because I’m just as lucky as you are!)
    Uh?? What happened? I can see only a red cross now? Did you remove it? But I SAW it!!
    And you know, great minds think alike, AGAIN!! Not because we have used the same idioms this time, but we both added music! LOL!
    Very well done again Quilly, it’s such a pleasure to discover what everybody makes of this, and it’s getting better every week!
    By the way, can you give me some advice? I will be in France two weeks from now. No internet, so I will have some posts up, but I won’t be able to comment or host my own meme. Should I put it on hold till I return? Or use autopost ? I’m not sure the Linky will work then? I guess I should wait till I’m back, no? What do you think?

    Jientje’s last blog post..A Thousand Words in Idioms K and L

    1. That is probably my most favorite photo of Amoeba. I did not remove it! Maybe Photobucket had a hiccup! I am listening to your sing. It is high school all over again!

      As to your little trip — schedule a hiatus. Let everybody know we’re having a break. I don’t think Mr. Linky will work with autopost — I wonder if anybody knows for certain?

    2. Jientje, I agree with the others. On my blog, which is similar to yours and Quilly’s for having a structure, I leave a post up saying “gone fishin'” or “frenchin'” and when I’ll be back. That way if people look for new posts and are disappointed, it’s their own fault. Hm.

  2. Quilly…awesome and the music so fits. ya done did good and geeze ya copied someone yet again…it never ends for you does it now? The pictures are great. Has OC recently shaved? Not the same person that I recall seeing only a week or so ago. Great song by Kenny Rogers.

    Thom’s last blog post..Funnies For Tuesday

    1. I did NOT copy! I posted BEFORE Jientje. I know because I went to sign Mr. Linky and it was another 3 hours before he even showed up!

    1. Ah — fond of yourself, are you? I have a similar problem and have been known to tell people not to feed my ego, especially after midnight!

    1. Melli — I know I am lucky. It has been two years since I snapped that photo, and Amoeba still looks at me like that.

  3. What a great picture of your knight in shining armor! And how could you possibly go wrong with “The Gambler” video to illustrate the other idiom?

    Great post, Quilly!

    Carleen’s last blog post..Thunder and Lightning

  4. “I have pudding dribbling out of my mouth and you just have to pick up that damn camera…”

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