Famous Sayings: #43 — ‘Auld Lang Syne’

January 1, 2017

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.

Happy New Year 2017, Auld Land Syne

Every time we ring in the New Year, we might hear people sing this song or at least hear the instrumental version on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

If you’ve seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart, you would have heard this song.

The song is ubiquitous.

But I will admit, I never knew what was being sung. So of course, I didn’t know the history and couldn’t quite tell you the meaning of the song, although I might have been able to guess the latter.

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Famous Sayings: #33 — ‘Caught Red-Handed’

October 23, 2016

You were caught red-handed!

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Image originally uploaded by JD Hancock via Flickr.

Often, most people who have heard the term “caught red-handed” are children (with their hands in the proverbial cookie jar). Although, I have seen it used for adults who might be doing the same thing.

But did you how far back the term goes? I certainly didn’t, until today.

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