Yesterday we had black eyed peas and collard greens, a traditional Southern meal on the first day of the year. It’s supposed to bring prosperity and good fortune. Does it work? I don’t know. It could have been worse if we hadn’t eaten it in past years.
I have heard the explanation for this humble meal being one of Civil War privation. For many Southerners this was all that was left after Union troops came through and requisitioned everything else. Typically, the collards are…Continue
Twitter has revolutionized political conversation in a way that not everyone thinks is a good thing.
Write this down, I'm referring to a Fox News story.
Claire McCaskill and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been in a tweet war.
McCaskill, is an outgoing member of congress from Missouri who has referred to Ocasio-Cortez as a "Shiny Object" and a…Continue
Ever hear an idiom out of context and have no idea what it means or meant? That happened to me tonight.
“So’s your old man”. I learned that this is a mild rejoinder to an insult. It means literally, “So’s your father”, but it is just an all-purpose mild insult along the lines of, “Yo Mama”, but less hostile. As an example, A- “You’re an idiot”. B- “So’s your old man”.
This seems to be an out of style idiom. It’s never heard except in old movies.
Some idioms within a…Continue