I'd planned to get "five in a row" quilt tops completed by the end of the first week of November. I'm only a little behind that goal. The three tops for a family who lost a mom to breast cancer will be delivered for quilting on Saturday. The Sun Bonnett Sue is awaiting its owner's pick-up.
One of the first uses of the phrase as we know it today was in Tobias Smollett’s translated version of “The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane,” published in 1748, as it appeared in a quote: “We made the two of them bite the dust, and the others prepare themselves to fight.”
But one of the more familiar associations is with Samuel Butler’s translation of Homer’s “The Iliad,” as Butler uses “bite the dust” to describe the death of Roman soldiers in battle. Probably the most recent uses of the phrase (not counting the Queen song) occur in old Western films to describe fallen cowboys.
So from the Bible to Queen, “bite the dust” has been making a reputation for itself for more than 300 years. With phrases that have histories like “bite the dust,” it is a wonder that they are still in use today.
|Rosalinda Celentano as Satan in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.|
Mel did a great job of portraying how Jesus crushed the head of Satan!
Freddy Mercury and Queen got nothing on Jesus! LOL
Now, back to my sewing frenzy!! (Oh! and I'll sweep and dust while the iron heats.) I've got 9-patches, and sashing, and LeMoyne stars to work on!! And Circuit Rider blocks to prep to take with me on the ten-hour drive. Maybe I'll have another finish to share before leaving for M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I ....
Crooked letter-crooked letter-I humpback-humpback-I. (Does it ever end!?!)