Fricassee of Words

Fricassee of Words – Going Bananas

We’ve all seen videos of people who slip and fall and whose bodies seem to go into contortions defying the laws of physics between to tipping point and the crash. And we’ve all laughed, of course. It’s not that we lack compassion. It’s just that there is humor in the moment. Thankfully, the person who… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – Going Bananas

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 – I Bought a Lemon

The Fricassée of Words is a stew of musings on food-inspired expressions, words and word play. Here is today’s food-inspired expression for us to nibble at. “I bought a lemon!” Anyone hearing this expression for the first time would get it, instantly. You have most certainly heard of the “Lemon Law.” We know that tagging… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – I Bought a Lemon