Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kink


Today I feel like an advertisement for ibuprofin. I slept horribly and woke up with a kink in my neck. While I wait for a call from my chiropractor, I wondered about the origin of the idiom "kink in my neck."

Turns out it's derived from the Dutch word "kink" (twist, twirl), as in a rope, wire, or lock of hair - especially one causing obstruction. The expression was first used in the 17th century. Interesting, yes. But does my neck feel better? No.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Feel better soon!

And thank you so much for helping Tod have some fun.

brother brian said...

wow,
what did you do to your hair?