posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 06:58 PM
Just thinking about words and language and phrases......
about how I know why it's called "denatured alcohol" and what "show them the ropes" means and WHY it's called that....what is the origin of that
phrase? "Cat out of the bag"? "Jump the shark"?
Why do these phrases mean anything to us?
Maybe lots of people don't know, or don't care. But Words are so important, and I just thought maybe we could play, and learn together.
"idiom" is my first word LOL!!
An idiom is a phrase or saying that has a specific abstract meaning to a certain culture of shared language speakers.
"raining cats and dogs" is an example. Anyone know where that one came from?
edit on 25-8-2020 by VeeTNA because: (no reason given)