Tell it All Tuesday: With a Grain of Salt

“No pain, no gain”

“the more the merrier”

“when in Rome”

“pot calling the kettle black”

“calm before the storm”

faint-hearted person never won fair lady”


How did these phrases become common? What is the true meaning? The English language has many of these expressions that adults throw at kids and expect them to fully understand. When teaching Grammar a few weeks ago, there was a section about proverbs mixed in to the lesson on fragments and run-on sentences. It made it much more tedious to have to explain to the class what the rest of the saying was, rather than just teach them the basics of a fragment versus a run-on. That’s why I like to take my curriculum with a grain of salt at times! 😉 


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