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“Going to hell in a handbasket” … say, what?

April 13, 2016

In yesterday’s post, I again used the expression “going to hell in a handbasket” ….  and got a couple of emails re: its origin and meaning.

So, today we’re reprising a post from the archives …

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This week, a poll finally asked a question that really cuts to the chase:

Which better describes how you feel about the way things are going in the world these days?

  • a) Things are going to hell in a handbasket
  • b) Everything will be alright
  • c) Don’t know

 

 

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Started me wondering:

What’s up with a goofy idiom like “going to hell in a handbasket”?

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“Going to hell in a handbasket” … say, what?

February 3, 2016

This week, a poll finally asked a question that really cuts to the chase:

Which better describes how you feel about the way things are going in the world these days?

  • a) Things are going to hell in a handbasket
  • b) Everything will be alright
  • c) Don’t know

 

 

image

 

Started me wondering:

What’s up with a goofy idiom like “going to hell in a handbasket”?

(more…)

Dude, so like what’s a “dude” anyway?

October 21, 2015

A while ago, we posted The Dude Factor about two recent virals centered on the word “dude”.

  • ·On The Voice – Italy, rapper Jay-Ax told contestant Sister Kristina: “We’d be a perfect team. You’re the holy water, I’m the Dude”
  • ·On Fox’s Special Report, former Obama NSC point man Tommy Vietor said of the Benghazi murders: “Dude, that was like 2 years ago”

Curiosity got the best of me re: the origins and use of the expression “dude”.

First, directly from the Urban Dictionary:

 

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Here’s a brief history of the term …

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“Going to hell in a handbasket” … say, what?

March 20, 2015

Recently, a poll finally asked a question that really cuts to the chase:

Which better describes how you feel about the way things are going in the world these days?

  • a) Things are going to hell in a handbasket
  • b) Everything will be alright
  • c) Don’t know

 

 

image

 

Started me wondering:

What’s up with a goofy idiom like “going to hell in a handbasket”?

(more…)

Dude, so like what’s a “dude” anyway?

February 17, 2015

A while ago, we posted The Dude Factor about two recent virals centered on the word “dude”.

  • ·On The Voice – Italy, rapper Jay-Ax told contestant Sister Kristina: “We’d be a perfect team. You’re the holy water, I’m the Dude”
  • ·On Fox’s Special Report, former Obama NSC point man Tommy Vietor said of the Benghazi murders: “Dude, that was like 2 years ago”

Curiosity got the best of me re: the origins and use of the expression “dude”.

First, directly from the Urban Dictionary:

 

clip_image002

 

Here’s a brief history of the term …

(more…)

“Going to hell in a handbasket” … say, what?

October 17, 2014

This week, a poll finally asked a question that really cuts to the chase:

Which better describes how you feel about the way things are going in the world these days?

  • a) Things are going to hell in a handbasket
  • b) Everything will be alright
  • c) Don’t know

 

 

image

 

Started me wondering:

What’s up with a goofy idiom like “going to hell in a handbasket”?

(more…)

Dude, so like what’s a “dude” anyway?

May 9, 2014

Earlier this week, we posted The Dude Factor about two recent virals centered on the word “dude”.

  • ·On The Voice – Italy, rapper Jay-Ax told contestant Sister Kristina: “We’d be a perfect team. You’re the holy water, I’m the Dude”
  • ·On Fox’s Special Report, former Obama NSC point man Tommy Vietor said of the Benghazi murders: “Dude, that was like 2 years ago”

Curiosity got the best of me re: the origins and use of the expression “dude”.

First, directly from the Urban Dictionary:

 

clip_image002

 

Here’s a brief history of the term …

(more…)


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