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 Two: C & D

Cutting Edge

If something is said to be “on the cutting edge” it is the latest, greatest, most modern or most sophisticated item of it’s kind on the market, be it actual goods (especially automotive or electronic), or bold new ideas, or advances in modern science.  Usually something “on the cutting edge” is breaking new ground (like the cutting edge of a plow).

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They’re Hatched

“Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched” is a warning against acting prematurely and is often used when someone speaks of spending money they’ve not yet earned.   This phrase is also used when someone makes plans on an outcome as yet undecided, like planning a victory parade before the battle is even engaged.


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!