We all benefit from a few wise words now and again. Sometimes the sincerity of family and friends adds weight to the advice being given. Occasionally, little snippets of unintended wisdom can be funny. These received words of advice have all had an impact on me - sometimes heeded - sometimes not.
An analysis of the origins and meaning of the expression to "Eat Humble Pie." Explore further the number of subtle variations to this idioms meaning and context within the English language.
Artichokes are a much misunderstood, yet versatile vegetable. With varieties from species of thistle, sunflower and perennial herbs, many of us are left daunted by the appearance of this vegetable. However, the artichoke is an extremely healthy and rich food source.
50 expressions and idioms that draw their message from societies use and dependence on the motor car.
Anaphora is an incredibly simple, yet powerful literary tool. It's used to generate an emotional response from the listener and to create memorable and thought provoking ideas in the user's audience whether in the media of political speeches, literature, theatre or music.
A collection of phrases, idioms and expressions on the subject of time. These wise sayings and adages provide us with guidance and advice gleamed from the experiences of previous generations, many of which still hold good today.
50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.
This article describes 50 idioms and phrases related to the subject of death. These idioms give common sense advice to current generations, gleamed from past experiences of those who have lived before us.
This article examines gardener’s jargon and aims to provide those new and not-so-new gardeners with a better understanding of the terminology used. In particular, this article discusses the gardening jargon surrounding the lifespan of various plants and their ability to survive weather conditions.
Cats inspire many proverbs and sayings. Not so surprising when you consider our relationship with cats and the many folklores and myths that surround them. Here are 77 cat proverbs and sayings from around the world.
A resource for those seeking relevant facts about the Life and Times of Captain James Cook. An information source for your school project, homework, revision or for those interested in his voyages.
Puzzled and perplexed by all those seemingly unanswerable questions? Then look no further. This article will take away the strain and free you from those imponderable chains.
This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?
Imponderables, perplexing little questions that get under your skin and have you itching for an answer. Well, put away the ointment, these animal related imponderables are just for fun.
Imponderables: puzzling questions that are just begging to be explained - and yet, often unexplainable. This article takes a light-hearted look at imponderable questions with a food related twist.
Dinosaurs - some were bigger than a bus, others were smaller than a chicken. But whatever their size, these amazing creatures have captivated and enthused young and old alike. A guide to dinosaurs.
A magnet is an object that produced a magnetic field. The magnetic field is an invisible force and as a young child I had an endless fascination with magnets. They drew me in to science in a way that few other objects could, after all - they seemed...
For a great deal of my boyhood, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I always remember how difficult it was to find information on what a vet's life was actually like and what it took to qualify for the training (remember this was long before the age of the computer and search engines such as Google).
One of all time my favourite dishes. Bread Pudding recipes are from days past. Whether your favourite is baked, boiled or steamed, they all stem from a time when deserts were generally made from simple and easily sourced ingredients. Inexpensive to make, yet incredibly tasty and satisfying to eat.
A guide to the various horse breeds, their characteristics and traits. This article details horse breeds in alphabetical order ideal as a resource for those interested in knowing more about horses.
A comprehensive guide to all cat breeds. Ideally suited as a resource for those curious about the world of cats. Young and old feline lovers alike are sure to find facts about the cat of their choice
Who among us has not been fascinated at some time in their lives by fossils. As a youngster I remember the excitement and intrigue at turning over rocks on the beach to reveal fossils.
An informative, educational and fun article that adds to everyone's learning and fascination about beetles.
Animal Riddles are great fun. This article has 80 riddles and answers all with an animal related theme. Good clean humor at its very best. Join in with your kids and see if you can solve these riddles
An idiom is a figurative form of speech in which the person speaking is using words in an imaginative or unusual way. This article focusses on idioms that involve the use of the word frog within them.
The bear is a true wonder of nature and most bear idioms make reference to the strength and forceful nature of this amazing animal.
An article on Monkey related idioms. Idioms that mention monkeys are often used in humorous way. Rarely offensive, these phrases seem to focus mainly on the playful aspects of a monkeys character.
An idiom is a phrase or an expression that cannot be taken literally. This article gives examples of idioms that give reference to various vegetables. Some are fun and complementary, some less so.
Have you ever been compared to a fish? Could it be that someone thinks of you as being slippery or unfeeling? Or has someone considered you to be a "good catch"? These Idioms and phrases highlight the diverse range of ways our language incorporates the characteristics of fish into our daily lives.
There has been a long and illustrious history of mans interaction with the horse. It should be of little surprise therefore, that so many idioms gleamed from this man and horse relationship, have crept into our everyday language.
An article detailing twenty idioms related to Rabbits, Hares and Bunnies. Idioms help make our speech more expressive and colourful. They also provide snippets of advice gleamed from generations of people who have trod life's path before us.
55 dog related idioms and phrases as used in everyday language. Dogs have long held a special place in our lives and it is therefore unsurprising that so many idiomatic expressions and phrases involving dogs have entered our vocabulary.
There are a number of idioms that involve the word pig. Not all these expressions are, as you might expect, negative and derogatory in tone. They can also be positive and complimentary.