Sharing words, experience and other stuff

It takes grit to make a pearl


‘Grumble’ hit me from a few angles in the last week: a challenge (to choose not to complain), a reference to thunder (grumbling and rumbling) and the assertion that the word is of Dutch origin.

Idioms and metaphors

Earlier this week I was challenged by a client when I observed that the expression ‘to kick the bucket’ was an idiom. My client was convinced that it was a metaphor. Of course, curiosity got the better of me …


In one of my ‘idle thinking’ moments I wondered: ‘How long is “a moment”?’