Saturday, May 07, 2011

Martha wrote:

Martha responded to my post on Ron's search for an airline ticket

"We'll be here whenever Ron and/or you want to come.. One of my bucket-list items is to visit you folk". Martha
Well Martha, you spoke too soon. Ron will on his way for his annual visit next month. The only way you will see me is on this side of the big pond. 
On a side note, the phrase "Kick the bucket" implies dying. It was defined in Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue as early as 1785. It is thought that the phrase originated due to the fact that when people commit suicide, they stood on a bucket while having a rope around their neck. By kicking the bucket out of the way, they met their end. 
Film poster for The Bucket List - Copyright 20...Image via Wikipedia 
Bucket list, however is a pop culture term thanks to Hollywood. Created from the movie by the same name with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, we have inherited a term for our pre-death wish list of things to get done.
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