Tag Archives: Idiom

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why “The Proof Is In The Pudding”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why “The Proof Is In The Pudding”

You could definitely ask your buddy whether The Godfather Part II is as good as everyone says it is, but you’ll never know for sure unless you sit through all four hours of it & see it for yourself. After all, the best way to determine the something’s value is to experience it firsthand, right?…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Something “Brand Spanking New”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Something “Brand Spanking New”?

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “You just won a brand-new car” on many a game show. You might have told a friend before about a “brand spanking new” TV you bought. Or, because you listen to WFRE, you’ve definitely heard Brooks & Dunn proclaim how they’re a “Brand New Man”. But, are “brand” & “spanking”…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES:  “Close, But No Cigar”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: “Close, But No Cigar”

Picture it: a 9-year-old kid running an egg-&-spoon race ends up crossing the finish line right behind the winner, before someone pats him on the back & says, “Sorry kid…close, but no cigar”. What do you think that would mean to the kid? Having never heard the saying before, he’d probably think, “Why is my…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Say We Get “Cold Feet”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Say We Get “Cold Feet”?

No one likes cold feet. Especially a husband whose wife brings her ice-cold tootsies into a warm bed. But, what about figurative “cold feet”, like when someone in a business deal pulls out at the last minute? Or, what about the situation where we hear the phrase most often: wedding nuptials? Why is a groom…Read More