Thursday, August 03, 2006

Archaic phrase

Every once in a while I run across an older phrase I wish I could incorporate in my daily speech without confusing listeners. (No Irish Need Apply is one of them, though I don't have the physical strength to back it up in case someone actually gets it.) The phrase I ran across tonight (while reading to Madge - she's letting me read to her again, yay! Now that she can read "inside her head" my "funny voices" aren't so appealing anymore) is, "others of the same kidney."
Say that a few times. Isn't it great?
Now go use it and tell me how it worked for you.

1 comment:

xineymarie said...

i take great offense at the history of bigotry that phrases like "no irish need apply," and others of the same kidney, represent. (how does that work?)