Origin of phrases and quotes

Karalee’s Post # 26 — I’ve often wondered where sayings come from and this is a great opportunity to have some fun.The references below can entertain you for hours if you have an inclination for trivia. Think of your favorite sayings or phrases and look them up. Their origins will often be surprising.

  1. The meaning of proverbs             http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/proverbs.html
  2. Phrases with the word  ‘silly’       http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/silly-phrases.html
  3. Meanings and origins of English phrases      http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html
  4. Famous last words          http://www.phrases.org.uk/quotes/last-words/index.html
  5. Notable suicide notes    http://www.phrases.org.uk/quotes/last-words/suicide-notes.html
  6. Phrase Thesaurus            http://www.phrasefinder.co.uk/index.html
  7. Foreign Phrases from a great writing blog             http://www.dailywritingtips.com/225-foreign-phrases-to-inspire-you/
  8. Foreign Expressions from the same great writing blog    http://www.dailywritingtips.com/150-foreign-expressions-to-inspire-you/

If these often humorous sayings and phrases don’t cheer you up or get you out of your writing slump and you still feel despondent and wonder why you keep plugging away, read daily inspirations on positive thinking and positive actions that you can take:  http://www.marcandangel.com/about/

But if you continue to be stubborn like many writers are and stare at your computer for hours (or minutes that seem like hours) without  any progress to speak of, jump-start your creativity by going back to http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ and browse the Categories or Popular Articles.

Empty nest

Empty nest

And if you are like me and hitting this stage in life, you will have all the time in the world to write more or read all of the above. Or at least watch the video below.


Happy writing.

9 thoughts on “Origin of phrases and quotes

    • I’ve been lucky in that my children have gone to our local university and now the two oldest live within 20 minutes away. We lived overseas for two years homeschooling on a sailboat in the Mediterranean so they have seen a lot of the world and still love traveling. Glad to have them living close to home though.

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  2. I am “keeping my eyes peeled” as I look at all these fun websiites. Don’t know how you find time to write your novel with all these distractions.

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