Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Favourite Sayings

I seem to be thinking about Sayings this week, so here are a few of my favourites, -

She`s/he`s talking nineteen to the dozen

Don`t count your chickens before they`re hatched

It`s no good crying over spilt milk

A stitch in time saves nine

It`s raining cats and dogs

You can`t teach an old dog new tricks

Don`t spoil the ship for a ha`pworth of tar

That last one in particular is a special favourite, as it was one my Dad often used when doing anything. But, as to where it comes from originally, I don`t know. I know its meaning, and the meanings of all of these, but what caused them to come into our language?

2 comments:

Loopyluuk said...

What is the meaning of that last one? I've never heard it before :)

Ivy said...

It`s meaning is, if you`re doing a job or anything, do it properly, don`t cut corners or materials just for the sake of saving money (or time).