Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Word partners.

Just as the letter "q" always has a "u" next to it (in english), there are words that always seem to be accompanied by particular other words. I think they're usually found in idiomatic phrases, but for whatever reason, I think they are interesting. Unfortunately, I have a hell of a time coming up with examples when the topic arises in conversation, so I'm going to start recording them here when I think of them. Feel free to join in!

What I have so far:

Moly:Holy (Thanks, Stevie!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not necessarily...If spelled differently, you'll find that many of your readers have owned "Caboodles" that have now become their fathers' tackleboxes. That word doesn't travel with "kit".

12:19 PM  
Blogger d.g. said...

"Many of my readers" eh? I'm fairly certain the entirety of my readership (the whole kit and caboodle, as it were) could fit into my car. You guys wanna go fishing?

3:42 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love fishing. I'm in.

Joe and I put two heads together and came up with tick-tock. It's the best we could do.

12:56 PM  
Blogger hebchop said...

"nipped my taliwhacker"...ok, I made that one up.

12:12 AM  
Blogger tokyocrunch said...

On Steve's behalf, the dust-collecting "nook and cranny".

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Stevie said...

nip and tuck
Tom and Katie
and uh... Steak n Shake. :)

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Chuck Norris said...

HI and YA. Don't make me demonstrate.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous cerpin said...

Chutes and ladders.
I mean who ever says the word chute.

11:02 PM  
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