Monday, September 26, 2011

Gone To Pot

Hello bloggers & friends. Today I'm going to talk about "gone to pot" & it's meaning as found in the Urban Dictionary. I thought this would be fun to blog about since my website is called Happy reading :)
Definition of Gone to pot:
An item which is broken, defective or substandard. 2 explanations have been historically applied. The 1st is in olden times when food was scarce, people would leave the bones, fat and undesirable portions behind after eating their meal. These second-rate items would be used for soup the next day, so as such, the poor-quality leftovers would "go to pot".
The second explanation is that in the days of the industrial revolution and early mass-production, assembly workers would occasionally find a defective or out-of-tolerance part which was not suitable for use. This part would be sent back to the smelting room to be melted down and re-cast a second time. Since the smelting was done in a giant pot, these defective parts had "gone to pot".
In either case, the phrase gained popular use by the American homeowners who would occasionally wear out an item which would fail- often at an inconvenient time.
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Gone to pot is an idiom
If something has gone to pot, it has gone wrong or doesn't work anymore.
Now what is an idiom ?
A phrase which has a meaning that is commonly understood by speakers of the language, but whose meaning is often different from the normal meaning of the words is called an idiom.
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You may also be interested in our article on "Bone Soup" at our website. It sounds spooky and mysterious doesn't it? Well guess what... it is! This was considered a potion many many years ago. paid photo licensed Paolo frangiolli /


~~louise~~ said...

Who da thought!!! Ve..r..y..interesting...

Thanks for sharing, Pam.

P.S. Does anyone else have a problem rendering your website? For the life of me, I just can't seem to get it to look "purty." Perhaps it's because I use Safari. But every time I down load Firefox it tells me I can't use it, UG

Just wondering because I'm planning an online October celebration party and I would LOVE to link to it!!!

Gone-ta-pott said...

Gosh I don't know!!! I hope someone else who uses Safari will comment because I would like to know myself. I use Mozilla/Firefox which I loveeeee and I use google crome as well. I use Internet Explorer as a backup. My site looks like it should with those on my end. The reason I have them all is because some site look goofy so I load it in different browser to see it. The sizing will always change. Letter size changes... goes miskilter.

Hummm are you using an apple computer? I had someone tell me before that Safari browsers will miskilter some sites but it looks fine on other browsers. but I don't know.... But from what your saying it sounds like it could be true. I hope a good teckie reads this.

I read this. "At times, you may find that a page will not load or render properly in the browser. In these cases, you should try loading the page into another browser to see if that solves the problem. By experimenting with multiple browsers, you can determine which browsers work best for the task at hand."

Oh and... I'm glad your back. I was anshiousss to see what you were blogging about. So that's what you've been working on.... an October celebration party! ;)

I think I just wrote a book

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