Word Nerd Fun #10
Last week's winners for best neologisms (it's a tie) are Dr. Bear and Alicia. Email me your addresses at ThePhantomProf@aol.com and I'll get your prizes out to you.
OK, this week's fun with English lingo goes like this. Some of our golden oldie figures of speech and folksy sayings are getting lost. Only a few students over the past four years -- exactly one, actually, and she was in her late 20s at the time --knew "A stitch in time saves nine." Only a handful per semester had ever heard the phrase "as the crow flies" and what it meant. So here's a little puzzler for you. I've reduced five well-known sayings to their first letters only. Example: ABITHIWTITB is "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
And there's an extra step. After posting your answers to the five I've given you, post one of your own and let the rest of us guess. Best puzzler gets a Family Guy (TV show) keychain.
Ready, steady, go: