Idiom Wars

Hey there, Nostalgians… ^_^

Before I get to the meat of the matter… *chuckle* Sorry, inside joke. I’ll share soon enough though. As I was saying, before I get to the main post, I just want to remind y’all to please nominate my friends and I in the Naija Blog Awards in the attached categories:

The Sirkastiq Centre tscng.wordpress.com for Best Humour Blog

TheNakedConvos  www.tncng.com for Nigerian Blog of the Year

Afrosays So http://afrosays.com for Best Collaborative or Group Blog

Omoge Mura www.omogemura.com for Best Fashion or Style Blog

Musings on Music http://lajidwayem.wordpress.com for Best Music Blog

London Letters http://letters4rmlondon.wordpress.com for Best Personal Blog

Yinkus Pinkus http://demorrieaux.wordpress.com/ for Best Faith-based Blog 

Nostalgic Words of Future Me https://olatoxic.wordpress.com/ for Best Topical Blog under the sub-category Inspirational

And for Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog, any one of:

Phantom Pages http://phantompages.wordpress.com/ ,

The Sawaleh blog http://sawaleh.wordpress.com/ or

Nostalgic Words of Future Me https://olatoxic.wordpress.com/

Please go to http://nigerianblogawards.com/register.php and use the links (highlighted in blue) to nominate these (and any other) blogs for the awards.

Tenzabunsh! 😀

And now, to the meat of the matter…

Sometime last week, someone and I were having a little convo on twitter that led me to make a statement that ended with “…what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander” I was tempted to then add “One man’s meat is another man’s poison” but I didn’t.

At that point, something struck me for the umpteenth time.

Isn’t it funny how we have all these idioms , sayings and proverbs which on their own are pretty wise but when placed in comparison some of them actually contradict each other, even if sometimes only marginally.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander vs One man’s meat is another man’s poison is one of those examples.

Another example, especially when you look at them from the angle of relationships, is…

Absence makes the heart grow fonder/Familiarity breeds contempt vs Out of sight is out of mind.

Well, following the musing, I decided to have some witty (if I may say so myself :p) fun. I came up with statements/tweets with two or more idioms threaded in to achieve something sometimes contradictory, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, sometimes punny and sometimes, even stupid. I chose to tag them #IdiomWars and well, here they are. enjoy…

How can what’s good for the goose be good for the gander if one size doesn’t fit all?

Feeling under the weather while it’s raining cats and dogs must be really sickening.

Best you hold your horses when pigs fly lest you end up sick as a dog.

I was wondering why the salesgirl was pulling my leg till I found out the pants would cost me an arm and a leg.

Some missed golden opportunities must be worthless in reality seeing as all that glitters is not gold. Sour grapes.

The grass is greener till you end up on the other side and go green with envy at the people who stayed back.

Easier to kill two birds with one stone when they’re of a feather and are flocking together.

A little bird told me about the birds and the bees. I ended up with all my nest eggs in one basket.

The man who is born without a silver spoon is more likely to appreciate the silver linings on cloud 9.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The gander couldn’t lay though, so it killed the goose that laid the golden eggs.

He decided to get his head out of the clouds by trying to wrap his head around them. Yup, he’s lost his head.

Worst time to cast your pearls before swine is when pigs fly.

I took to my heels but she struck my Achille’s heel and had me head over heels. Now she’s got me under heel 😦

These idioms are doing my head in. I think I’ll put my hands down and my feet up now.

And there you have it. So, what did you think of those? Cool? Stupid? Dry? 😦 And if you think you could come up with something better… In fact, anything at all, no matter how silly it seems, go on and have a go in the comment section.

Or are you chicken? /:)

Random. Too Random.

Hello there, fellow Nostalgians…

*pause*

That just came out wrong, didn’t it? Or did it? I think it sorta did… Not. I confuse myself… *sigh*

Nostalgians does have this nice ring to it, though. I should probably adopt it. Might work well in a campaign towards winning a Nigerian Blog awards… *pause* next year

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Well, the Nigerian Blog awards are here again and I feel very one kind because where I should be rallying around for support and stuff to get my blog one of those coveted dancing figures on my side panel, I don’t feel very deserving. I’ve not been nearly as consistent as I would have liked and then this blog just doesn’t really have a theme that would fit into any of the categories. Wish there was a Best Random Blog category or something… 😦

Oh well, we don’t care for spilt milk on here, we just moo-ve on and sturvs… *pregnant pause*

Ok, it’s obvious I wouldn’t qualify for the Best Humour Blog category *sigh* but I know who does… Or is it do? Yeah, who do. No, that is not a gbagaun (-_-). Three of my friends run the (quite obviously) funniest blog around these parts over at The Sirkastiq Centre. Please take out time to vote for them using tscng.wordpress.com

Well, seeing as I’ve already begun campaigning, might as well just get it all done now.

I’ve been blessed to feature on TheNakedConvos, which is one of my favourite sites/blogs and which qualifies for several categories. But the one I’d like to see them win the most and the only one which I’ll promote (also cos I don’t want them to sweep all the awards when I have other friends who I want to also win -___-) is Nigerian Blog of the Year. Anyone who reads TNC knows no other site/blog is more qualified. www.tncng.com

In the category of Best Collaborative or Group Blog, my good friends over at Afrosays to me are most (in my opinion) deserving. To prove this further, they’re expanding at the moment. From just @xoAfro and @UberBetty, there’s now more people on board, all also friends of mine #Famzzzzz ^_^ http://afrosays.com

In Best Fashion or Style Blog, My friends @d3ola and @EdGothBoy defo deserve that award. Them folk have put in some darned hard work on that site yo. And it’s been redesigned recently so it looks really fab and stuff. Like a fashion blog should. www.omogemura.com

Best Music Blog . One that shows a whole lot of talent and creativity (Gosh! You should see the illustrations on there. Sick!) is Musings on Music http://lajidwayem.wordpress.com. Even the blog name is ghenghen. Wait, there’s no copyright on using “ghenghen” yet, is there? ( ._.)

Speaking of ghenghen tinz, @theghenghen would get my nomination for Best Entertainment Blog if it wasn’t that they don’t yet have enough posts to qualify for a nomination. But there’s next year sha, when I sure say awon boys go don blow!!! \(´▽`)/ www.theghenghen.com

For Best Personal Blog, I’m nominating my dear friend ‘London’. Feel free to join me in encouraging her. Some really beautiful and touching stuff on how she’s facing some very tough challenges on her blog: http://letters4rmlondon.wordpress.com

Then there’s one of my fave friends in the world. Her blog inspires ‘Suliat’ and I so much. Really beautiful and growth inducing posts she puts up and so consistently too. Yinkus Pinkus is very deserving of Best Faith-based Blog http://demorrieaux.wordpress.com/

And now I’ve saved the best for last… In the category of Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog *drumroll* The best blog in the world… *radadadadada*

Nostalgic Words of Future Me!!!!

Yeah, that’s right, this blog. What? Why are you looking at me like that nah? Is it because I said I didn’t think I was deserving at first? Chill nah. I wasn’t playing you. Who even wants your pity sef? I mean, I really wasn’t going to promote mine but as I was promoting everyone else’s, di tin just dey chook my body someha na im I say mek I kuku just add my own.

Anyway sha, the link to nominate me is sha https://olatoxic.wordpress.com/. If you like, don’t nominate me. Na you sabi. Hmph!… ( ˘˘̯)

Oya wait fest nah, I dey take God beg you… Nominate me… all of us. Just go to http://nigerianblogawards.com/register.php and use the links I posted in red to nominate.

Now, there are some really awesome blogs out there, some even far more deserving and also belonging to other good friends of mine but these are just the ones I feel like promoting in these categories, with all due bias and all. Just in case you just feel like spiting me sha, two blogs that are also awesomely deserving of Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog are @weird_oo’s http://phantompages.wordpress.com/ and @Sawalehhttp://sawaleh.wordpress.com/ Some spectacular (sometimes morbid) writing on those two blogs. If you choose to spite me this way, don’t worry, I already forgive you. Not. (°_°)

If you’re inspired to, you can (also) nominate my blog in Best Topical Blog under Inspiration sha, seeing as I have a few posts in the Nuggets category that might just qualify this for a great inspirational blog ¯\..(•͡.̮ •͡ )../¯ 

Oya, what are you waiting for again. Go a-nominating, my dear Nostalgians!

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