Posts Tagged: famous phrases

Out on a limb

  Back for another topical lesson in the phrases we love to use (and overuse).  Here’s some origins of a few you’ve likely had a go with once or twice.  If I’m overestimating, I’m sure I’m pretty close!     I’m thinking he would have preferred the mile.   A miss is as good as a… Read more »

Out on a limb

Out on a limb Our other monthly feature returns after a brief hiatus. Time to learn the origins of some of those catchy phrases you use or hear so often.  I think you should have no problem “seeing” the theme for this week!     That would explain the divorce rate… Love is blind – … Read more »

Out on a limb

  Time for our newest monthly installment in the feature that both educates and amuses as we venture to the past to find out just how those phrases we all love so much came to be.        No sense crying over the past… Let bygones be bygones – In the 15th century, a… Read more »

Out on a limb

        Out on a Limb This month’s installment is strictly for the birds!   “Yeah, yeah, I’m fat and slow…so why aren’t you out tracking lions, O mighty hunter?” Turkey shoot – Originally, a turkey shoot was a contest in which muzzle loaded guns were used to shoot turkeys.   In regards to the turkey, we’re not… Read more »

Out on a limb

     Out on a Limb Time for some new discoveries of where your favorite phrase came from!   When a diet plan goes horribly wrong! Skeletons in the closet – meaning something to hide, it comes from the fairy tale of Blue Beard and his famous closet.  Why famous?  Ask any of his mny wives. … Read more »

Miss Communication

Miss Communication June brings the end to hockey and basketball, turning our focus squarely on the national pastime.  Today’s installment of our monthly post on all things miscommunicated celebrates the granddaddy of all her storied students:  Yogi Berra.  Read on for a few of the epic “Yogi-isms”… “It’s like deja vu all over again” “I couldn’t… Read more »