Idioms

April 3, 2012
By emilywiesiolek SILVER, Stafford, Virginia
emilywiesiolek SILVER, Stafford, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not stupid! I just caught it from you! You should know they did a study at Harvard and made an article warning people if you stay close to someone REEAAALLLY dumb like you, you'd become stupid. Stupidity does breed you know!


Tell me, how can I:
Hang on for a second or spill the beans,
When I have no beans to begin with and the laws of science tell me it’s impossible to hold on to nothing for a second.

Does the saying,” I’m pulling your leg.” Mean the same as pull my finger?
I can’t ‘get out of your hair’, when I wasn’t even in it.
So tell me, why?
Why is the English language this way?

Idioms
Equal NOTHING
Languages are beautiful
They flow with rhythm and tone
Language is unique
Our one undeniable difference
They are special, rooted by one man

Romantic and slow.

So how did this come to be?
Our syllables became more stressed
Our tones more obnoxious
And “it smells fishy in here” was a favorite saying?

Defying all logic
These things infiltrated our beautiful, perfect language.
Idioms, man they get on my NERVES!


The author's comments:
Motivated by Latin class. I learned idioms in Latin and they confused me very much I wonder how much English idioms get foreigners!

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