Tuesday, February 3, 2009


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.


Linda said...

Feel better soon!

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

brother brian said...

what did you do to your hair?