Monday, April 26, 2010

Cheese-ism of the Day, Color Your World with Words

Out of the Cambridge dictionary comes a briticism: to be like chalk and cheese. Use this phrase to describe when two things are completely different or unlike the other ( 
For example:  My mother and I are like chalk and cheese.
To eat chalk would be quite a different matter than eating cheese. Chalk is dry, powdery, pasty, tasteless, inedible. Cheese, on the other hand (especially good cheese), is rich, buttery, creamy, densely-flavoured and a pleasure for the palate. One you want to immediately spit out, the other you can't get enough of.

There you have it... The cheese expression for the day.

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