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an apple a day..

an apple a day..

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Hi guys,my name is Anna,I'm Italian and I'm studying foreign languages at the University of Padua. This is supposed to be my last year of studies,or so I hope,and I'm trying my best to finish asap,'coz it's really high time I were under way! I have many loves in my life,my Luv,my cats,books,violets and apples (but this is an old and long story to tell!). I don't want to bother you now,I'm going to tell you more in depht later! I'm waiting for you on my blog,read it,love it,hate it and feel free to leave any comments. This is the place I stay and it can be yours too!

Friday, April 3

Obsessions #1

Well, I think that now you all know about my insane fool love for the fruit of sin...yeah, I really have a thing about it, I can't do help it, it's not my fault:-/...damn!
I don't remember (or I prefer to forget) where it comes from...I believe it's a bit my mother's fault..when I was a child she was continually giving me apple paps and juice saying that the little gorgeous fruit was good for me - I would really shoot the one who said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away!! Anyway, things were not so bad in the past, I just had to close my eyes and swallow- simple stuff! Then one day I accidentally run into the source of all this big lovely mess..and I stop here, no need too go further.
What a curse,a long-lasting curse,I wanna free myself from it right now (shouldn't I?)!
Anyway, apples, if bad for my health, are certainly good for my learning! I want to show how this word is used in idiomatic english expressions and what meaning it has..have fun!

  • "How do you like them apples"? = what do you think about it? It is an AM english idiom expressing bemusement. For more infos click there.
  • "She's apples!" = everything is all right (okey dokey,hi hi!!) It's used in colloquial Australian . I love this one, though she's not apples for me ('specially when thinking about apples!!). Need more infos? Drop in here!

  • "Everything is in apple-pie order" = everything is tidy and well-ordered. Apple-pie,yummy!

Now look at these entries, they're rather different in meaning (I told you, apples are weird!)

  • apple sauce = "it's all talk",nonsense, rubbish.

  • apple polisher = toady.

There are other expressions in which "apple" is used, e.g. when something is "as American as apple-pie",meaning that it's typically American, or when someone is "the apple of sb's eye", meaning that she/he is very important to s.o.

Well, now I it's my turn! Since one of the purposes of this e-xperience is to become more creative, I want to give birth to a new expression, a way of being: apple-junkie. I'm an apple-junkie, do you know what I mean;-)?



Sara said...

Hi Anna!!
I am very (positevely) struck by this idea of yours to check on your 'beloved' apples from a linguistic viewpoint! That's smart of you! I found it interesting and funny at the same time :) What a shame I had no obsessions like yours when I was a child!! ;)
However... I still do not understand well why you are so persecuted by apples... But there's no doubt, you're an apple-junkie!! :D

Kitty Violet said...

Hi Sara, it's nice to see that someone seems to understand me!But please, don't say that you regret not having an obsession like mine!Lucky you..maybe wanna take up mine:-)?
See you on tuesday,have a nice Sunday!
Ps: do you like Nine Inch Nails? They're going to play on 26 june in Milan..I do love them,if you'd like you may come with me!

Sara said...

Ehm... no, unfortunately I do not know Nine Inch Nails... I've already heard this name but I have never listen to their music! I have still so much to learn about music :( So, I'll have a look in the web and then I'll let you know! Are you sure you won't come to see Placebo?? I think I'm going for sure, by the end of this week I'd like to get the tickets!

Valentina Tolfo said...

Oh my God... Anna, you're so obsessed with apples! Hihi, I had a looot of fun reading the expression you found! But you seem not happy at all in having this... passion? obsession?... I don't know how to call it. Why do you consider it so bad? I'm really curious...

Kitty Violet said...

To Sara: I'd really love to come and see Placebo,I love them, but unfortunately my cousin decided to get married right on that day!! I think that I won't be able to do both things and,though trying,I'll arrive too late:-(!Anyway,I hope you'll enjoy it as much as you can..remeber to enjoy it for me too;-P!

To Vale: Happy you enjoyed, apples inspire me, hi hi!This is a masochistic love turned into an hopeless obsession..I'm screwed forever, but I like it all the same;-)!

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