April 2011

The Cookie Idioms: Smart Cookie, Tough Cookie

by Joanne Mason on April 28, 2011

I want to say a big thank you to food blogger Jennifer Walker, who wrote today’s post on cookie idioms.  Jennifer shares her musings on food, recipes, and good eating at her blog My Morning Chocolate.  And as a huge peanut butter fan, I can’t wait to try her Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich […]


Up One’s Sleeve

by Joanne Mason on April 25, 2011

Have you got something up your sleeve? An actor friend of mine did when he proposed marriage to his girlfriend.  He was in a play and she was in the audience.  Beforehand, he had talked to the other actors and arranged to change the ending of the play to incorporate his proposal. Many of his […]


Animal Idioms

by Joanne Mason on April 21, 2011

We certainly have a zoo of animal idioms around here! herding catswild goose chasecrocodile tearsget one’s goattake a gandermonkey businessfrog in the throat How many more can you think of?  Which are your favorites? (Photo courtesy of swkaplan via Flickr)


Cut and Dried

by Joanne Mason on April 18, 2011

The other day, I was reminded of my 10th grade Spanish teacher. Every class, we did the same thing:  fill-in-the-blank worksheets. Sometimes we even did the same fill-in-the-blank worksheets from the day before!  Her teaching methods were so cut and dried, I’m surprised students even went to her class! When something is cut and dried, […]