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PostSubject: Devil idioms   Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:52 pm

I was googling around and saw this -- it might help start some bunnies for this month's prompts (or prompts in general)

http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Humanities/The-Devil-in-Idiom-19229.html
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PostSubject: Re: Devil idioms   Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:19 pm

Fantastic link, Riders and there are some I've never heard of on there, like the Devil's Blackberries. I love finding out where sayings come from.

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PostSubject: Re: Devil idioms   Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:47 pm

Enjoyable link and I can readily see how some of the phrases would lead to a story idea.  One I have heard through my life, which was not there is.... "The Devil's beating his wife" this phrase means it is raining with full sunshine

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PostSubject: Re: Devil idioms   Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:56 pm

That's really interesting, WichitaRed. In Scotland we call that a "monkey's wedding." Don't as me why. I haven't a clue.
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PostSubject: Re: Devil idioms   Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:03 pm

I could say the very same thing, do not ask me why this is said when the sun is out and it is raining. I also thought of another one my grandmother used to say, "Break off beating the devil around the stump and tell me what you are trying to get out."

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PostSubject: Re: Devil idioms   Fri May 22, 2015 3:42 am

Always love place names featuring the devil too, such as Devil's Punchbowl, and Devil's Arse Cave. If I was building a housing estate I would definitely have a Beelzebub Crescent, and a Lucifer Grove.

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