WOULDN’T TOUCH WITH A TEN FOOT POLE

MINDING YOUR P’S AND Q’S

This is often said when someone is reminding you that you should pay attention to what you are doing.

Illustrated Words and Phrases

Many words and phrases have an interesting history.  Some are quirky and some are funny.  As a cartoonist with an interest in the origin of words I can’t resist putting it all into a humorous context.  There are some that would say that I am weird to spend my spare time reading dictionaries and this is my way of saying “But it’s fun!”  My career as an editorial cartoonist has been devoted to making a joke out of the serious undertakings of our politicians and in my drawings I have always been saying;  “I think that our politicians are doing something funny.”  I can say the same thing about words and I hope that you can be amused. I know that I am because I am weird.  I read dictionaries.

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