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, July 13, 2011
little man about the village
You've grown up in a village HK. Literally - its called a village, it looks like a village and people get to know everyone just like a village. Like your barber doing your first hair cut. You walk past him and say hi most days. You bumb into him at the local coffee shop. We love that about living here and it been just great to be able to take you out and about so easily.