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Communication in Verse asks Work at Home Grandma

Updated on January 22, 2015

In other words: who opened their big mouth?

Say What? The Best of America

Today I wrote a thank-you note to a friend telling him I was “pleased as punch” with the turn of events. After shooting it to him, I had to re-think my statement. It was a favorite of my mother’s but for the life of me I didn’t know exactly what it meant.

Sort of like those little sayings, “cool as a cucumber” or “hotter than snot”. Whoever said snot was hot anyway? Then the ridiculous, “dead as a door nail”. Really?

I guess perhaps I’m dating myself, but I can’t believe the ridiculous things we say every day. Is it a Midwestern thing or an American thing? I guess every region has its own colloquial sayings it’s true. Perhaps some of you can add them in the comments. It might be fun to see how many we can get. Let’s not forget the LOL or BTW for instant message, text and Facebook.

I can’t even begin to pick up on all the “Twitter language”. I guess that makes me old school. But ultimately, most of us speak in phrases and riddles and nonsensical phrases yet we all seem to understand one another. It's one of the best things about being an American.

Truly, from eight to eighty we communicate in one way or another. Jus sayin - ain’t it great?


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