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, January 19, 2011
oh no not the pause ...
Mummy mummy mummy ... you can't even talk yet little HK yet you have been saying it in your own way non stop ALL DAY. You will play quite happily provided that you remain in physical contact with me at ALL TIMES. If I should .. oh I don't know propose to do something clearly unreasonable like get a glass of water or go to the bathroom (or run out of butter chicken and rice at dinner time) .. oh is there trouble. Your DK and I clearly know when we're in trouble with you - you make it absolutely clear with the dreaded ... PAUSE. It's when the crying stops but just long enough for us to wince and to know we're gonna get it ... and then comes the SCREAM. But I guess the regular MK saying applies - better out than in my angry little man.