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Loco Colloquialisms – Time to share!!

People have shared some hilarious, awkward, and strikingly accurate phrases on my Strange Phrases post. I am compiling a list of the the best colloquialisms! Let’s share more!

Think of your favorite phrase (or one you love to hate), post it in the comments, and don’t forget to explain it’s meaning.  The best are always the ones local to you, e.g.-Southern, Eastern, Irish, etc. Feel free to invite others to participate too!

After I have compiled the best of the best, I will share them in an awesome post for all to see.

Thanks for participating!

(A colloquialism is a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation)

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Who is your Peter Pan? – Happy Mother’s Day

I’m reposting this in honor of all the mothers who poured (and are pouring) out the fairy dust that color childhood memories.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Neverland Map

Who is your Peter Pan?

Now that I’m grown, I have been banished

or perhaps my way in just vanished

to a land of dreams, a kingdom of play

where freedom ever rules the day.

When I was young I too played there

with hardly a worry and never a care.

Don’t mind me while I pen your Neverland,

but dare I ask, who is your Peter Pan?

Play on my little lost boy,

flutter free my tiny Tink

never asking how your fairytale

received its magical ink.

The mermaid’s hair is braided with a practiced hand,

and aborigines need sheets, teepees for their band.

That war paint and your buried treasure

look awfully familiar….

May I ask who it was that filled your bubbly lagoon,

and outfitted the pirates beneath the many moons?

Don’t mind me listening as you promise faith and trust.

I’m just here pouring out a bit more pixie dust.

Play on my little lost boy,

flutter free my tiny Tink

never asking how your fairytale

received its magical ink.

When you were hurt in battle

was there not a quick kiss and a cuddle?

Did you not find sanctuary from Hook in the tower of a lap,

and is that not a list on the other side of your treasure map?

How did that pillow catch you after your daring flight,

and who was it that held you after the tic-tock croc did bite?

Don’t mind me spreading jam to the sound of busy feet,

for I well know, even Neverlanders need to eat.

Play on my little lost boy,

flutter free my tiny Tink

never asking how your fairytale

received its magical ink.

By: E.A. Henson

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Strange Phrases – Say what?!?

Quotation MarksThere are three sayings off the top of my head (oops, that’s another one) that seem strange or highly false to me.  Here goes:

1. “Ahh, I slept like a baby last night!” – So, you awoke every few hours because you were hungry and then, having realized your discomfort, decided you needed to awaken the rest of humanity?  Hm, I’m sorry you slept so badly … and I’m sorry for anyone who lives with you.

2. “Can I pick your brain?” – No, Hannibal!  Get away from me!  I mean, where did that phrase even come from!?!  Gross – just gross.

3. Sorry for this one but it must be said: All the phrases having to do with … well, throwing up.  I refuse to go into them here.  REFUSE!  I mean, we’ve all been there and it ain’t pretty.  No matter who you are, how sophisticated, good looking, intelligent, etc., you’ve lost the contents of your stomach through the opposite route they were meant to take.  Why don’t we have a nicer way of referring to this deplorable state instead of descriptions that make the hearer that much more likely to loose it themselves?

Phrases usually have interesting origins and are often regional.  They sure make our language unique.  While some phrases are downright mind boggling, others are perfectly apt to the situation.

What are sayings that strike you as odd, false, or just plain wrong?  Please share in the fun in the comments.

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Tessa Collins and the Jaded Jewel Thief available on Amazon!

JJTTessa Collins and the Jaded Jewel Thief is available on Amazon in hard copy and kindle eBook!  Spread the word to middle grade readers you know.

The excitement continues in the Tessa Collins mystery series.  A refreshing story for readers, Tessa’s adventures are sure page turners.  E.A. Henson’s cast of characters come alive as the reader plunges into Tessa’s world.  A spunky sidekick and best friend, a family bonded strongly after loss, and a not-so-willing but helpful older cousin make their way across the stage of the town of Hayward.

This time the fun continues in E.A. Henson’s newest novelette:

Tessa Collins and the Jaded Jewel Thief

An expert jewel thief has repeatedly struck in the neighboring county and authorities are on alert. When her local shop is targeted, Tessa Collins, teenage sleuth, is on the case. This time she has a hunch who is behind the robbery but no one believes her. To prove her theory and catch the thief red handed, Tessa decides to set some bait.

Keeping secrets from her best friend, pairing up with a complicated ally, and keeping her father, the town’s sheriff, out of the loop become Tessa’s uncomfortable new norm.

With no one to turn to for help, will Tessa’s bait lead the thief right to her? Join Tessa as she tries to stay a step ahead of a determined thief. She may soon discover that things don’t always go according to plan.

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Book Release Date: Tessa Collins and The Jaded Jewel Thief

JJTBook two in the Tessa Collins series is finally about to become a reality!  The highly anticipated sequel to Tessa Collins and The Small Town Thief will be available April 2nd.

Tessa Collins and The Jaded Jewel Thief follows main character Tessa, sweet and sophisticated (though slightly headstrong) teenage sleuth, as she solves another case in her hometown of Hayward.

An expert jewel thief has repeatedly struck in the neighboring county and authorities are on alert. When her local shop is targeted, Tessa Collins is on the case.

This time she has a hunch who is behind the robbery but no one believes her. To prove her theory and catch the thief red handed, Tessa decides to set some bait.

Keeping secrets from her best friend, pairing up with a complicated ally, and keeping her father, the town’s sheriff, out of the loop become Tessa’s uncomfortable new norm. With no one to turn to for help, will Tessa’s bait lead the thief right to her?

Join Tessa as she tries to stay a step ahead of a determined thief. She may soon discover that things don’t always go according to plan.

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This is fun news!!!

Dr. Seuss bookThe timeless and beloved author, Dr. Seuss will release a new book this July. Here’s a great write up by Amanda Nelson about the exciting scoop.

Having grown up on the works of Dr. Seuss, I’m pretty psyched about the news! And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street and Green Eggs and Ham are by far my favorite Dr. Seuss stories.

Please share yours in the comments below. I’d LOVE to hear which ones you grew up on.