Old Sayings

Hello everyone! Today I thought it would be fun for me to go through some sayings that I’ve heard around and that I have wondered the origin of, or I knew the origi and thought it would be fun to share it with ya’ll! Hope you enjoy!

High Noon: This is basically taking about the sun. Its usually high in the sky at noon and so, cowboys would say, “Lets have us a gun fight at high noon!” or something like that!  🙂

Easy as pie: This saying is saying that something is as easy as eating a pie.

Go the extra mile, its never crowded: So this actually from the Bible, Matthew 5:41. When the Bible was written, the Romans were in rule and a Roman soldier could make a Jew carry something for him for a mile. They saying goes, go the extra mile, meaning help them out another mile. They might see Jesus’ love through your actions. Besides, its never crowded!

Face the Music: This one basically means that you need to face a situation that is kind of hard or something you don’t want to do. It originated from one of the wars, when they would say that soldiers would have to face the music of battle, before the battle.

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway: This one is kind of self explanatory but it is very true. When you are scared but you still go through with it, that is real courage. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the characters says, “It’s (courage) when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

Do you guys have some sayings that you would like to share with us the meaning? If you do, comment below and tell us all!  🙂

~Maris

 

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