November 2012

Talk Turkey

by Joanne Mason on November 19, 2012

With Thanksgiving approaching in the U.S. this week, a lot of Americans are talking about turkey. But are they talking turkey? They might be. To talk turkey is to talk seriously, frankly, and directly. Example 1 When the job interview started, we talked about the weather and last night’s baseball game. But soon, we were […]


Get Out of Dodge

by Joanne Mason on November 11, 2012

Reading a news story this morning, I came across an idiom I don’t see often anymore: get out of Dodge. When you get out of Dodge, you leave a dangerous situation or place in a hurry. Or, you might tell someone to get out of Dodge when you want that person to leave. The article from […]