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I’m An Idiom, Are You?

katBy Kat Kiefer-Newman

We love our mothers. And because we love our mothers we’ve dedicated a day every year to saying so. By we I don’t just mean here in the US: in Bangladesh, Slovakia, Curaçao, New Zealand, Belize, Iceland, Peru, Chile, Greece, Bonaire, China, Aruba, Denmark, Suriname, Zimbabwe, Italy, Japan, Malta, and more mothers are honored with a special day.  We don’t just love our moms with coupons for spa days; we love our moms so much that we give them idioms. I hope all of you had a terrific Mother’s Day; I did. This all got me to thinking…

Some of the best idioms in the world are mom-related, and I’m not just talking about a few. Moms get a mother lode of idioms.

Wait, did someone ask “what’s an idiom?”

You must be in one of my writing classes. Last semester I had a student insist that she had no “idiots” in her paper, and that she was offended that I would suggest otherwise. (OK, I made that up, but I did have a student get upset when I told him he’d said an oxymoron. I felt badly when I learned that he’d thought I

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1 Comment for “I’m An Idiom, Are You?”

  1. Love it, from one mother to another!

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