Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 13 takes on Fall

They say English is hard to grasp for those for whom it is not their mother tongue... take the word 'fall' appropriate for this Autumnal season and you will understand why...

Fall for - be captivated or deceived by
Fall about - be helpless - usually with mirth
Fall out - quarrel; leave ranks; airborne radioactive substance from nuclear explosion
Fall through - fail to obtain or reach a goal; unplanned descent
Fall down - not stay upright, collapse
Fall Guy - easy victim, scapegoat
Fall on - fail; assault; come across hard times; get lucky; kill oneself
Fall in - take place in line; collaborate with others; begin a conversation;lapse or revert; a specified state
Fall foul of - come into collision with; quarrel with
Fall off the wagon - take up a bad habit/vice once again
Fall short - be shortof, or not have sufficient; not reach intended target/market/goal
Fall from grace - lose favor or popular status; act in a way that loses respect of others
Fall behind - lag, tarry to the rear; slip backwards; or... the expansion of the gluteous maximus from too much sitting around after Thanksgiving.....

Happy TT

20 comments:

Nap Warden said...

Great list...Happy TT!

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

How interesting :)
Happy TT!
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jenn said...

I love this list. Very creative. Happy TT!

Joyismygoal said...

Oh i love word play very good Fall post

Thomma Lyn said...

Ha, that's a great idea for a T13! I love TTs about words -- and I love the versatility of words -- it's always fascinating!

And Fall is my favorite season. :)

julia said...
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Kathy said...

Hey, I enjoyed that! I never really thought about the uses of the word "fall," makes perfect sense now!
Have a great weekend!

julia said...

sorry about the removed post business :) Here's what I meant to say:

The only one I don't use if "fall foul of". Nice list, and happy TT!

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Sandy Carlson said...

Poor old "fall"! I love this season! Fall as a verb sure does carry some heavy baggage, though!

Good to have another name for the good days--like autumn.

i am the diva said...

Excellent list!!

thanks for stopping by my site!
happy tt!!

Lorelei said...

Falling all over themselves is another good one :)

Samantha Lucas said...

I personally prefer autumn myself, but this is a great list. :) Happy TT!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Very observant thinking, Robyn! I hadn't thought about it before, but now I see you are right on.

Happy TT! I'm glad you dropped by today! And thanks for the cyber chicken soup, too!

L^2 said...

Interesting idea for a TT! Thanks for visiting my list.

Denise Patrick said...

Very interesting. I hadn't realized we use the word "fall" in so many different ways. Makes you think, doesn't it?

Happy TT!

Goofy Girl said...

I like your take on this, very unique!

Robyn Mills said...

pLEASED YOU ENJOYED IT FOLKS - AS YOU KNOW WORDS FASCINATE ME...

Nicholas said...

That's a nice change from all those TTs about leaf colours!

Sassy Lucy said...

Very informational and curious when you think of it...no wonder our language confuses so many.
Great T13

Wylie Kinson said...

Fall Out Boy? My sons fave band (okay, and mine too :)