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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,a grandmothe and 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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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Thousand Words In Idioms, I and J

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 ...

I is for ...
I've got your number, which means:

"You have made a mistake and I am going to call you on it. You are in trouble (a threat). I have a disagreement with you. I understand your true nature."

J is for ... 'Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined'
This means: things, especially education, that affect and influence us in our childhood shape the kind of adult we turn out to be.

Join in, it's fun!!

I'm very much looking forward to see what you've come up with?
Don't forget to sign the Mr Linky if you're playing, and please, add the link to your POST, not the homepage, okay?


Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I heard the I idiom before but never the J, I've learned something today.

MaR said...

Love that first shot with the Japanese effect (I always forget the name of it).
About J: There is a similar idiom in Spanish!
Mine are up :)
Happy Wednesday!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...what wonderful Idioms Especially the J. I love them and the picutres are so very very clever that go with them :)

Anonymous said...

Did you loose Mr. Linky by the way?

quilly said...

I love that, "I've got your number!" Perfect!

And I haven't heard that "J" one in ages! These are wonderful!

United Studies said...

Is that your cell phone? And here I thought I was the only one around with a plain old cell phone.

Carleen said...

Love the charms on your phone! I wish that the iPhone had a place for putting charms. :( My post is linked on Mr. Linky now, but it looks like people are confused by it as there are only three of us on there so far.

Melli said...

I LOVE your display for "I've got your number"! That is classy!

We say your J phrase just a little bit differently -- we say "as the twig is bent, so grows the tree" ... SAME thing though!!!
Both wonderful!

Willow said...

I am enjoying your new camera too!

Love the idioms!

Nessa said...

Nice idioms. I am collecting mine and it looks like I'll post them all at once at the end; D

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Such a fun photo challenge! I am going to try this out sometime soon!

Unknown said...

"I've got your number" is perfect. Just perfect. Of course, it's in Dutch ....

Becky said...

Just me catching up as usual. I'm always behind! Love all the photos you take with the new camera, especially the bee or whatever that flying bug is, looks like a cross between a bee and a wasp!

Avril said...

Idioms are great - photos too!
Happy Anniversary for the other day - same day as my eldest brother's wedding anniversary!

Jientje said...

@ Bill: It's nice to learn something new each day, isn't it?
@ Mar: Yours were great too!! japanese effect?
@ Thom: Thanks!! O and Mr Linky has a mind and a life of it's own it seems!! Sometimes it sneaks off, probably when a certain visitor from Hawaii arrives! LOL!!
@ Quilly: glad you like them!
@ Jacki: Yup, that's my plain old cell phone!
You're the one that says we're so much alike, that's another thing we have in common! LOL!
@ Carleen: and I wish I had an IPhone! Mr Linky was out for a while there, yes.
@ Melli: Thanks! Different versions of the same thing, I like that!
@ Willow: so am I, believe me!
@ Nessa: Looking forward to see them!
@ Kirsti: Why wait?
@ Lou: Eagle eye!
@ Becky: I have no idea what it is, but the bee keeper told me it's too early in the season for wasps now?
@ Avril: Ohh, how thoughtful of you, thank you!!!

Ron said...


Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for stopping by my blog earlier today - nice meeting you!

Enjoyed your idioms and loved the photos.

And hey, I actually visited Belgium once on my way to Amsterdam and loved it! Especially the Godiva chocolate - yummy!

Unknown said...

Those shots are lovely!

Anonymous said...

LOL...I can't wait for that sneaky visitor to arrive :)

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