Always Learning

One of the joys of homeschooling (besides being blessed with spending so much time with my children) is that I am always learning new things!  I tell my oldest daughter that I really enjoy being in 4th grade again *smile*.

The other day, we were working on Geography and learned a bit about Australia and China.  We have really been having fun with some of the figures of speech that we came across.  "You’re as flashy as a rat with a gold tooth" is our favorite (it refers to someone pleased with their appearance).  We also learned about a "Chinese Junk"… it is a kind of boat (and here I though it was toys made with lead paint- lol).

As amusing as I find words and phrases from other counties, I am sure that some of the ones from America must equally amuse those from other countries.  I have always wondered why we "drive on a parkway" but we "park in the driveway".  Also, why does it "rain cats and dogs" and why does "the cat get your tongue"?

It is neat how we can say these things and not think anything of it, but those not as familiar with these figures of speech must be utterly perplexed.  What are some of your favorites (and if you have one from another country, what is it and what does it mean)?

Blessings, Dana

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6 thoughts on “Always Learning

  1. Hi Dana,

    I have just found your blog. We are also a homeschool family and I “know” that I learn more than my children…at this point.

    I would like to link to your blog from mine. Come by and visit sometime.

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  2. Hi Dana…I just found your blog a few days ago when I googled Submissive…When I read this one it reminded me of something I had to share…My son must have been about four years old. We were driving and all of a sudden it started pouring and I said “Oh It’s raining cats and dogs” and he said “Really!!!Where!? It must have been the first time he heard the saying because he believed it was really raining cats and dogs.

    By the way I am really enjoying your blog. I haven’t read the most recent ones but I did noticed you havent posted in a few months. I pray that all is well. God Bless!!!

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  3. Thank you for your kind post. All is well in our home, just busy with my family, although I do miss blogging. I guess I need to post an update :o)

    Blessings to you!

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  4. Well, it seems that the staff at Willow Creek Community Church has discovered that they are only growing in numbers and that most of their members are not growing in Christ.

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