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An Actual Blacksmith Explains Why You Should Strike While the Iron Is Hot

You have to strike while the iron is hot. You can’t have too many irons in the fire. It has a nice ring to it. Go at something hammer and tongs. These are all idioms that have origins in blacksmithing, so Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman decided to literally show us what all those idioms look like when performed in real life and explain how they are related to their meaning. Read More >>

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More Popular Idioms Translated to Make Sense with Today’s Technology

When's the last time you put all your eggs in one basket? Probably never. But! When's the last time you put all your data on one hard drive? Probably right now (you gotta learn better backup habits). And although we know that practice makes perfect and that patience is a virtue, what actually applies to real life is that Photoshop makes perfect and waiting for a page to load is a virtue. Read More >>

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Popular Idioms Translated to Actually Make Sense Today

When we tell the future children of the world that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, they'll stare at their iPad and wonder what the hell a book is. Does that old fart mean an app? When we tell them to scratch our back, they'll wonder why are we even talking to each other in IRL. And when we say close, but no cigar... well, actually even I have no idea why that ever made sense. Read More >>