Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wednesday Words #1


Good Morning everyone, I've been thinking a lot about my Wednesday posts over the last couple of weeks and though I've enjoyed sharing news stories and other things that have made me chuckle, I've started to find it almost as a bit of a chore? Which should of course, never be the case when blogging. For example, Duck In a Dress does a brilliant news themed post (which you should totally check out!) whereas with mine, I find it not only takes up a lot of time but also never ends up how I want it. Anyway, long story short, I've decided to take a little break from it, #25 seemed a good number to stop.  

Instead, I've been having plenty of conversations at work recently revolving around the origins of phrases or idioms and I thought it might be quite fun to learn about some of them! This was the first one that actually started the whole thing, and I found it pretty interesting! Let me know what you think of my change, I'd love some sort of feedback! 


"It's going to take donkey's years..."


How cute is this guy! Photo from Pinterest
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Why do people say 'donkey's years'? Well that's exactly what I wondered a few weeks ago and after a quick hunt around the internet (a variety of sources just to make sure) it would seem that it comes from the origin of 'donkey's ears' obviously meaning in length- relating to length of time. It's suggested that rhyming slang is the origin for the above reason, but also because people used to believe that the longer the donkeys ears, the longer they'd live! Once again relating to time! 

So there we go, we all learnt something this morning and it's not even midday!


Love Sophie Xx