Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Write or Die Wednesdays: It's Just an Expression


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Today's prompt is the word: Bloom.




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Have you ever thought about how many expressions there are about flowers?

"Bloom where you are planted."

"The bloom's off the rose." 

"Every rose has its thorn." (or my personal favorite "Never a rose without the prick." *snicker*)

"Everything's coming up roses."

"Pushing up daisies."

"Gild the lily." 

"Nip it in the bud."

"Fresh as a daisy."

"Thorn in your side."

"Shrinking violet."

"All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday."

"As delicate as a flower." 

"The flower of youth."

"Roses are red, violets are blue..."


I could go on for days! I always wonder who came up with these phrases. I mean, not only to come up with a phrase, but for people to know what it means, and to commonly use it in their speech/writing.

What if that was a legit profession? Expressionista. "Hi, my name is Mia. I make expressions. What do YOU do?" Haha. That would be my dream job, because I'm a word nerd.

So, here I go, trying my hand at creating some expressions about flowers.

* "Who pooped on your petals?"

* "Crazy as a daisy"

* "That's the way my tulip grows."

* "As cheap as a bouquet of carnations."

Oh yeah, that last one just rolls off the tongue. Whatcha think, should I keep my day job? :)


   

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21 comments:

  1. I love "That's the way my tulip grows!" Hahahah I'm so going to start using that! Seriously. Starting tomorrow I'm going to start throwing that out there.

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  2. You're right, there are a lot of flower related expressions indeed! Crazy as a daisy has a nice ring to it.

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  3. hahaha, ok, me too. Let's see how fast it catches on. ;)

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  4. Haha, glad you liked it, Dee! :)

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  5. WHO POOPED ON YOUR PETALS. oh my god.

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  6. Daisies are my favorite flower. Does that make me a crazy daisy? :)

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  7. Haha, I think that one is my favorite. ;)

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  8. I love this :) What a fun post!

    I DON'T think you should keep your day job. You're so good with catch phrases you need to be working in advertising as an expressionista :).

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  9. Oh I do believe that you my dear could easily get away with becoming a Expressionista! Loved this! "Who pooped on your petals" & "Crazy as a Daisy"...PRICELESS~!

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  10. Ok - that one about the carnations made me laugh! Love these, they are so fun. Just may start using some of them.

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  11. This made me giggle! My fav was the tulip one, I may have to start saying that lol #WODW

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  12. I might try these out and let you know how they fared! ;)

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  13. who pooped on your pedals!? i`m so using that tomorrow.

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  14. Haha, that would be a fun job!!!!

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  15. Haha, yes, let me know, Corinne! :)

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  16. Lol, glad you liked that one. ;)

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