A bit crabby. A lot irritable. And Definitely a lot of oh my gosh if I have to blow my nose one more time I'm gonna just cut it off!
And while I'm about it, how in the world can your nose be stuffy and running like a sieve all at the same time. UGH! So annoying!
Oh, oops...um back to Under the Weather
Sort of a funny phrase isn't it? Which of course led me to wonder; where in the world did that idiom come from?
So, in my typical fashion (yes, even when I'm sick and blowing my poor, red, sore nose for the millionth time) I went in search of "under the weather" and it's origin.
I was surprised and a bit pleased with what I discovered.
According to Wonderopolis, here's the scoop on Under the Weather's beginning:
If you’ve ever heard someone say they’re “under the weather,” you may be surprised to find out this expression has nothing to do with hail, sleet or snow. People say “under the weather” to express that they’re feeling ill or unwell.
“Under the weather” is an idiom, which is a phrase whose meaning is different from the meaning of the words themselves.
Believe it or not, historians think this idiom comes from the sea. In the days before airplanes, people usually traveled by ship.
During storms, the seas would get rough, causing ships to rock back and forth. The rocking motion often caused passengers to become seasick.
Seasick passengers would head below deck to a lower point where the rocking was less noticeable. Passengers were thus forced under the deck by the weather… and the expression “under the weather” was born!
- See more at: http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-people-say-%E2%80%9Cunder-the-weather%E2%80%9D/#sthash.ONaczK6J.dpuf
What funny phrases or idioms
do you use on a regular basis?