Fricassee of Words

Fricassee of Words – Cream of the Crop

  Of all idioms, food-related and otherwise, “Cream of the Crop” is among the most readily understood across cultures. Of all idioms, it is one of the few that has an equivalent in several other languages. Agriculture is at the root of this expression. The meaning is clear: “the best of the best.” The French… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – Cream of the Crop

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Fricassee of Words – A Watched Pot

A kettleful of water was set to boil moments before these first words were typed. Just a coincidence, mind you. However, the distance from kitchen to keyboard is but a few steps, the short pause required to gather thoughts was nowhere near the writer’s block long stare, and yet the kettle switch just made its… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – A Watched Pot

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Fricassee of Words – Eggs in One Basket

Don't put all your eggs in one basket: Don’t make your goal dependent on a single process or resource; don’t concentrate all efforts on a single aspect of your task; don’t direct all resources to a single plan; don’t put all your money in a single investment. With Easter just weeks away, the expression “Don’t… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – Eggs in One Basket