Jientje has started 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 …
This is week 3, and I unfortunately had to miss weeks 1 & 2... so I am doing those first 2 weeks now, then will do the 3rd week.
A & B
C & D
Meaning: A box-like shape which is made by from twisting a loop of string around their fingers. It is usually played by two players, although some variations may be played by one.