So, this is what the game will play like:
You probably noted that when I introduced the game I ended with "break a leg!" to all. Break a leg! is what is said to actors for 'good luck' before they go on stage, especially on an opening night. One story goes that actors are a superstitious bunch and believe that being wished 'good luck' would have the opposite effect, that of bad luck. Another possible explanation is that the side stage curtains are known as legs; if a performance went particularly well, the actor would be called out for an encore or curtain call, therefore breaking a 'leg' (to pass through or break open the curtains). My granddaughter, age 11, knows this phrase and understood it as a call for good luck.
I would hope that anyone who had something to add would do so. Our lives and experiences are all so different and it would be great to know what others could add to the understanding - even the misunderstanding - of the phrases we will take a look at. I certainly won't have all the answers. So come on - join the fun. Don't just check out the posts each day, pick your phrases, pm me the numbers, and participate to learn, enjoy and perhaps even win the gift certificate to go shopping at your favourite on line store.