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How Food Idioms Enhance Language and Understanding

How Food Idioms Enhance Language and Understanding

Have a seat at the sturdy pine table and enjoy the farmhouse fare of the English language. While this may not be where I started my journey to collect food idioms, it is surely where I have concluded (at least for now … something tells me I might keep collecting!). Across as many sources as I could find, I have come to a list of 362 idioms that employ food and its counterparts, cooking and eating. Throughout the project, I […]

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My Top Three Domestic Snake Encounters

My Top Three Domestic Snake Encounters

I am not afraid of snakes. Mostly. It may be due to the parenting era which I’ll call the “Time of the Lizard” when the menagerie in my home was pushed into a population crisis by nine geckos and a chameleon. Reptiles are beautiful, interesting and – I found – super compelling to watch. Nevertheless, my mostly brave snake interest is still sometimes accompanied by a chill spreading down the back of my neck, hidden though it might be by […]

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Honey Maid Ad Hits a Sweet Spot

Honey Maid Ad Hits a Sweet Spot

Last week I published an article on Motley Fool that looked at the business of what I dubbed “rebel marketing.”  Honey Maid was the latest entry onto the scene of advertisers daring to tackle once controversial topics — in this case the definition of a traditional family. Their “This is Wholesome” message played over tender scenes of single-parent, gay and multi-racial families, and it was beautifully done. I grew up in the days when Playtex advertised via the floating bra. […]

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