This morning in some web forum I happened upon I saw someone use the expression “reap what you sew.” I tend to visualize a lot of the language I encounter (yes, this can be problematic; no, you may not take advantage of this knowledge to try to gross me out). So what popped into my head when I read this expression was a big piece of farm equipment (a combine, I guess) chopping up large swathes of fabric. The expression, of course, is actually “reap what you sow” as in harvest what you planted, as in actions have predictable consequences. Still, as someone who claims both gardening and sewing among my hobbies, I’m a bit entranced by the notion of being able to harvest fabric projects. Maybe I could start blaming my not-so-straight seams on bad soil?
Language amuses me
November 6th, 2008 · No Comments