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.
For further study, see the Language Resources page.
Feel free to also explore My Faith Journey.