Welcome to Words, Wit, & Wisdom. This site helps people with a non-English background understand the meaning of unusual English expressions. It also offers a brief respite for anyone who enjoys word play.

The idea came from Chia Lin (Jenny) Kuo. We walked together most mornings when she was a Campbellsville University student. Jenny asked that I explain the meaning of a new slang expression every day. So for Jenny and our many other ESL (English as a Second Language) friends, I hope this helps.

Most blog posts will have three parts:

  • The unusual expression (the title).
  • An explanation and related life lesson.
  • A closing devotional thought.

I post once a week on Tuesdays.

Remember that expressions can have more than one meaning. The meaning may vary based on:

  • Family background.
  • Where a person lives.
  • Use among friends.
  • Other factors.

Posts reflect my understanding based on my experience. Subscribe now and receive weekly posts by email or RSS.

Enjoy the blog. While here, you might want to visit my About and Published Work pages. If you need devotional books or short dramas, check out my Books page.

For further study, see the Language Resources page.

Feel free to also explore My Faith Journey.