Just a thought – about words, thinking and writing
Why do you have to “put your two cents in”.. . But it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”? Where’s that extra penny going to?
Some of our idioms are rather interesting and even contradictory – or at best, rather confusing when you stop and think about them.
The thought quoted above made me think – dangerous habit, I know. As writers we need to be quite careful about the words we use, the expressions we incorporate in our work and the idioms, similes, cliches and other phrases we so lazily include in our articles, blogs and stories. Original and memorable writing takes effort.
Original writing that expresses old ideas in new ways will always appear fresh, interesting and compelling. It will be like applying a coat of paint to an old building; it will still be that dilapidated structure, but will look great, or at least quite a bit better.
- What is an idiom? – includes a definition.