Welcome to the Elwood Middle School PTA Fun With Words Website
The More, The Merrier!
Before you can play you need to know two things. First you need to know what an idiom is and second you need to know what a proverb is. Ah, but we know your favorite radio station .WIIFM station What's in it for me? For now, let's just say
all good things come to those who wait!
Each month the PTA will collect your submissions telling us what you believe the proverb or idiom we post on the website means to you. All submitters will get a trinket and each month will become eligible for a monthly raffle prize.
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a combination of words that has a meaning different from that of the individual words themselves. It can have a literal meaning in one situation OR a different idiomatic meaning in another situation. It is also referred to as a figure of speech.
Hold your horses? Literally means to hold your horses. Figuratively it means, wait or be patient.
When pigs fly? Literally means, when pigs fly! Figuratively it means, never
Zip it - Literally means to zip something together. Figuratively it means, be quiet
What is a proverb?
Proverbs are short sayings that usually contain words of wisdom, truth or morals based on common sense or practical experience. It is often a description of a basic rule of conduct that all people generally follow or should follow.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. - Children are often similar to their parents
Every cloud has a silver lining. - Even when things look bad there is always something good to be discovered.
OK, now shake a leg and share your thoughts on what the below words mean to you.
Home is where the heart is!
The boundaries to your creativity are your own imagination. Be creative and share with us.
Let the games begin!