I love to play with words. I like word puzzles and games. You may have noticed that puns find their way into my writing from time to time. You may have noticed that some of my past photo hunts have included words that can be used in different ways. Thinking about playing with words led me to my subject for this month’s photo hunt: idioms. We all use them, often without thinking about them. If you’ve studied a foreign language, or even Funky Slug’s website, you may have noticed unusual idioms and wondered where they came from (or is that just my twisted brain?)
For this month’s photo hunt, I’d like you to try to make pictures of idioms! Because this might be a little harder than my usual photo hunts, I am doing two things. First, here is a great list of idioms if you need some inspiration. You don’t have to pick one of these. It doesn’t even have to be a well-known saying – if it is something your grandma always used to say, and you can illustrate it, go for it! Second, I am cutting my usual requirement of 6 photos down to 3. Please choose 3 different idioms or sayings to photograph. If you are an overachiever and would like to do more, please do!
Bonus: Show me Halloween! No, it doesn’t have anything at all to do with idioms ( though if you found a spooky idiom or a spooky way to photograph an idiom you’d get quadruple bonus points!), but I’ve loved Halloween for a long time.
When’s it due? October 31st. Please help me spread the word!
About my photo: “Cool as a Moose” is a fun, quirky store with several locations in Maine (and apparently Canada, according to the bag). I love shopping there, and have often picked up souvenir t-shirts there while on vacation. Something about that cool, smiling moose caused me to snap its picture, and voila I had a shot to illustrate this post! What, you’ve never heard the saying “cool as a moose”?