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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Thousand Words in Idioms Y and Z

 

 

"A Thousand Words in Idioms"


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.


 


If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe ...

Here we go! Already the last two letters of the alphabet, who would have thought we would find them all?  Some of them were quite a challenge, but even the hard ones were fun! To make it even more fun, we’re going to keep the photo challenge and loose the alphabet. Starting next week everybody will be free to choose the idioms they want. All I’m asking is to have two each week and to use your own pictures, archived ones, or new ones. I hope to see more players each week?

Okay here we go …
Y is for ....

You could have knocked me out with a feather means you are very surprised or shocked to hear something.

And Z is for ....


Zonk out : Zonk out means to fall asleep very quickly. (source)
 
 
Now don’t forget to sign the Mister Linky if you’re playing? Please use the link to your post, not your homepage, okay?
I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with this week!!


22 comments:

Thom said...

OMG that is just too funny...you Z one. Excellent and the Y one is so clever. Well done. I've realy enjoyed this and look forward to continuing this next week with our own choices. Great pictures my Belgian Bombshell :)

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

These are great idioms Jientje, This was a fun game. I enjoyed seeing everyone's photo's and what they came up for idioms.

Barbara H. said...

Those are both great. I feel for that poor zonked-out mama! And that top picture is just too cute.

I'll catch up with everyone later today -- I have to be somewhere this morning.

Gattina said...

Ah, these piggies are soo sweet ! I want one !
I came here before, then I cut the grass, now I am back and ready for a swim !

Gattina said...

Forgot to say of course I am with you next week, if it's possible, but I think so. I am at the English coast, but there is a computer and I also take my baby computer with me !

quilly said...

These are both so adorable! I love the creativity of the first one and sleeping piglets in the second.

Loree said...

Ahhh, I need to zonk out right now ;)

moneythoughts said...

I enjoy looking, and I will remain a looker if that is all right with you.

Mar said...

Adorable shots! Well done, Jientje, it was a fun project even though I was only able to participate a couple of times.
Looking forward to the "free-to-choose" part of this!!

Wanda said...

While viewing the photo, I tried my best to guess what that Z stood for before looking...even after seeing the cute photo first, upon reading Zonk Out...it made me Laugh...your words made the photo very funny!

spacedlaw said...

Thos zonked out piglets are cute!

Melli said...

ROFL! I love your creativity in achieving the first idiom! But the Z idiom is my favorite! Those little piggies sure are ZONKED! Just adorable!

I sO forgot to play again this week... I've just been too busy. I think I might be a little "idiom'd out" too... not sure. I dO know right now I've just got too much going on!

maryt/theteach said...

jientje, I love these incredible shots that represent the quotes! Wow! :)

Carleen said...

Love the picture of the zonked baby piglets! I finally got my post up, too.

Nessa said...

the piggies are so very cute.

You finished beautifully.

Gabriel said...

So, you're going back to "A" next week? If so, I'm in!!! :-)

P-TER said...

Die varkenstje alleen al!
zo schattig!
knap!
Gr.
P-TER

Carletta said...

Good ones Jientje!
I may try to come up with something for next week.

Susanne said...

Those are really good and excellent pictures to go with them.

2Thinks said...

I love the piggies. I just posted today about our big weekend, and the pics took forever to load, so I won't be joining in this time. Hope you go back to A and start over. I got in on it late in the game.
Heidi

Momisodes said...

I love discovering new idioms. What a lovely way to weave them together with beautiful photos. Those piglets are just adorable!

Jientje said...

@ Everyone: Sorry, I'm way behind in answering my comments, I do hope you'll forgive me. I'll just answer any questions that have been asked, okay?
@ Bill: This game will continue next week, there will be more of that.
@ Gabriel: From next week onwards, everybody can do what they want, no need for the alphabet, just pick any idiom you like, okay?
@ 2Thinks, we will start over, but you're free to choose which two idioms you want to post, no more alphabet.
@ Everyone: Thanks to everyone for playing, I hope to continue the game next week. Just post two idioms of your own choice, okay?

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