KiTh aNd kIN[kith and kin] – phrase/idioms. - one's relations. The word kith is Old English, and the original senses were ‘knowledge’, ‘one's native land’, and ‘friends and neighbours’. oRiGIn: The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives. -KinS [-k-nn-s]- a diminutive suffix of nouns: indicates smallness or, by semantic extension qualities such as familiarity and affection as in daddykins - a name a child calls their father when they want something.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Mr HK - as you were napping today I was doing some cleaning. Getting frustrated with the baked on blaa that would not come off the oven tray I thought to myself "you know what they say in the classics" called it done and moved on.
I don't know whether its something that all couples do, or if it's because we were so young when we got together but DK and I often speak in code. Or maybe we're just wordy folk. There are so many words and phrases that we use that have particular meanings and histories to us.
It occurred to me that theses codes will become your language - that you will know no different so we had better explain them to you before sending you out into the world - because HK no one will know what you mean when you say "you know what they say in the classics" - no one except your DK and me.