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 photo challenge. The idea is to choose 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? You can find the first edition here if you need some inspiration.
"A Thousand Words in Idioms"
If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe ...
But before we start, may I have your attention please? As I am going away on holiday for the next two weeks, ( no Internet :-( ... eww! ) so I won't be able to host this meme until I get back again. But we will resume this on July first and do our O and P then, okay?
Now I KNOW you're going to miss me, and I will miss each and every one of YOU but you'll still be able to visit my daily posts. Some of them are already scheduled, and I'm working very hard to have something up for each day I'm gone! So please please please, keep visiting this blog while I'm gone? And leave me a comment while you're here? Because, that's why I'm going through all this trouble in the first place. I would love to come home and read all your comments? And I'll visit you all back as soon as I'm back, okay? Deal?
Now, on with the business of the day. Where were we? Oh yes, M and N right?
M is for ...
Okay, I have a little treat this week to make up for the time that I will be gone.
I found FOUR idioms, to go with one and the same picture!
Now how's that huh? Is that clever, or is that VERY clever?
*ahum, cough cough* ;-)
The first one is obvious: "Make a pig's ear": If you make a pig's ear of something, you make a mess of it.
Next up: "Murky waters": Where people are behaving in morally and ethically questionable ways, they are in murky waters.
" Muddy the waters": If somebody muddies the waters, he or she makes the situation more complex or less clear.
And the last one is my favourite one : "Make a silk purse out of a pig's ear": create something valuable out of something of no value.
N is for ...
"Needle in a haystack". If trying to find something is like looking for a needle in a haystack, it means that it is very difficult, if not impossible to find among everything around it.
Can't wait to see what everyone else has posted!!
Don't forget to sign the Mr Linky, okay? Melli? Rosidah? :-)