Saturday, December 8, 2012

Blue expression curiosity

I was thinking about Nicolette's post of one thing leading to another and while sitting eating my lunch today, I was curious about what idiomatic expressions might contain the word blue.  Why you ask, would I be curious about that?  Even though I have my concept for what I want to create for Beverly's B L U E theme I wondered what I might also add to my raft of ideas.  It was surprising what turned up when I googled "blue expressions".  Here is a sampling:

"A bolt out of the blue" meaning a sudden surprise
"Between the devil and the deep blue sea" ... choosing between to equally unpleasant situations
"Blue blood" ... a person of artistocratice or wealthy ancestry
"Blue in the face" ... for a long time; usually preceded by "until you are"
"Into the wide blue yonder"  ... going somewhere far away that seems exciting but is unknown

There's more.  Check them out here.

All of this is to say that there are so many different way of approaching an interpretation of this theme, that it was hard to narrow it down.  But I've got mine.  Hint...think Greek...think mask...think pattern.  That's it for now.


  1. Thanks Brigitte for the expressions and the meanings!
    I know a song by John Hiatt called Child of the wild blue yonder.

  2. Thanks for more ideas. I am still juggling several concepts.

  3. thanks,brigitte, I am also still thinking.

  4. Playing the blues, or singing the blues. Feeling blue, there's another, but it's not going in a good direction...
    Blue Danue, I think that's spelled right...a place in Europe.