A little box of questions
that spark big conversations
The little dark green box with 150 conversation starters using idiomatic expressions like “call the shots” or “sticky wicket.” Great companion deck for Funny Sayings 1. Move your cursor over the card samples below.
Funny Sayings 2:
What holiday does your family celebrate with no holds barred?
Funny Sayings 2:
What crazy thing did you do as a kid that put you in a bit of a sticky wicket?
Who in your house usually calls the shots?
no holds barred
Meaning:With no restrictions.
How It Got Started:In ancient Greece, certain wrestling matches were extremely dangerous because the wrestler could grip or “hold” his opponent any way he wanted. This was referred to as a no holds barred match.
Quick QuizWhat former professional wrestler became the 38th Governor of Minnesota?
Answer: Jesse Ventura
Meaning: A difficult or
How It Got Started: In cricket, a sticky wicket means that the ground around the cricket pitch is damp and soggy, which doesn’t allow the ball to bounce well.
Did You Know? The first game ever played in the U.S. that used a bat and a ball was cricket in 1844.
call the shots
Meaning:To make decisions;
to tell other people what to do.
How It Got Started:From the early days of pocket billiards, players would call where they were going to pocket the ball, e.g., the 8-ball in the side pocket. They would “call their shots.”
Did You KnowBilliards was the first sport to have a “World Championship event.
It was held in 1873.
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