Month: June 2019

Sasquatch

“Sasquatch” is the “official” name of Bigfoot; a creature popularly described as being human-like in form but massive in size and appetite, usually residing in the American/Canadian northwest. Often depicted as ape-like and bipedal, this hair-covered mammal is believed by arguably delusional people to be the last surviving link between modern man and our evolutionary past. Theory say it has…

goody two-shoes

Today, a “goody two-shoes” means someone who is virtuous in a coy, smug or sentimental manner. The phrase was popularized by the 1765 publication, in London, of The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, a popular children’s story. At that time, the phrase described an excessively virtuous person or do-gooder. The plot, a variation of the Cinderella story, tells how Margery…

holy fool

The holy fool was an individual who behaved in an eccentric manner while pursuing a religious ideal.  The holy fool is found in many cultures, but particularly in the early Christian Church, where the fool’s actions could be termed “Foolishness for Christ.” Such individuals have historically been known as both “holy fools” and “blessed fools.” According to Christian ideas, foolishness…

out of the frying pan into the fire

We use the phrase “out of the frying pan into the fire” to describe moving from a bad or difficult situation to a worse one. This often happens because we’re trying to escape from the bad spot we’re in. This proverb originates from a Greek saying about running from the smoke right into the flame. Its first recorded use was…