Phrasing Our Thoughts

What do you do when you are asked to wait for someone? Do you automatically scroll through Facebook? Do you pace? Do you ever randomly ask yourself how a phrase came into existence? A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in the car with my mother while we were waiting for my sister and as we were talking I mentioned that I had a friend that lived kitty-corner to my sister. That started the next 20 minute discussion.

After wondering over how the phrase came into existence and following it up with a google search that proved to be pretty entertaining; I decided I had to share my findings and also share with you 4 other phrases that I regularly use.

Who knew that words could be so fascinating?

  1. Kitty-Corner 
  2.  Bless You  
  3. Spick and Span
  4. Cute as a Button
  5. Penny-Pinching

Added Bonus: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire