Jientje from Heaven Is in Belgium, the creator of this meme, writes: "As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we'll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?"

To play along, click here.

Here we go!

Y is for Young Turk

"A Young Turk is a young person who is rebellious and difficult to control in a company, team or organisation" (source). Nothing could describe my maternal grandfather, Hugh Van Cise, better! Look at that man's hair! Even when it turned absolutely white as cotton when he was very young, he never ever lost it. When he died at nearly 70, he had every bit as much hair then as he does in this photo taken when he was just 17 or 18.

Z is for Zero Tolerance
**Note: This photo comes from an email I received.

Zero tolerance means that you won't overlook something, no matter how small. In this case, the zero tolerance is for waste. The photo shows a Boeing 727 that has been converted into a home. This creative "condo" cost its owner $2000 to purchase, $4000 to move, and $24,000 to renovate. Not bad for a total $30,000 investment!

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4 Responses
  1. Jientje Says:

    Your grandfather looks like a very handsome man!

    Thanks for playing Carleen, I loved them both!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Great idioms my friend. I love your zero tolerance. Excellent. I want one :) Great photos. Aloha

  3. Nessa Says:

    Your grandfather does have attitude. I'd live in that house.

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  4. Great Idioms Carleen, You Grandfather looked like he knew what he wanted out of life.

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