Archive | 07/11/2013

A Blind leading the Blind

El burro hablando de orejas

blind leading the blind4

Click on the image to watch the video of the song, «Blind leading the blind» by Mick Jagger and Alfie

Meaning:

This saying is used to talk about an inappropriate leader who would eventually lead their followers to a disgraceful situation.

blind leading the blind1

Click on the image to read Matthew 15:14 Bible´s reference

Origin:

This idiom was first used in the Bible, in Matthew 15:14 we can find, “And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a ditch”.  We currently use it when we  notice a person trying to teach others how to do things at which they have always been unsuccessful.

blind leading the blind

Click on the image to watch the video of the song, «Blind leading the blind» by Kayne

Example:

• What? I´m totally appalled! Look, Mr. Brown, a three-time divorcee,  is scheduled  to give a lecture on how to achieve a successful lifetime marriage. This is in fact an example of  the blind leading the blind.
blind leading the blind2

A Blessing in Disguise

No hay mal que por bien no venga

 

blessing in disguise3

Click on the image to watch the video of the song «Blessing in disguise» by Laura Story

 

Meaning:

 

This idiom refers to something that looked bad at the very beginning, but in the very end, it became a fortunate happenstance in our lives.

 

blessing_in_disguise1

Click on the image to read some quotes about blessings in disguise

Origin:

 

During the XIX, a poet first used this expression in one of his works. This poet narrated the hardships a person had to go through. However, in the very end, these misfortunes turned into advantages to the supposedly unlucky character. Nowadays, we use this saying to mean that an initial misadventure brought about happy consequences to us.

 

blessing in disguise4

Click on the image to watch the video «Blessing in disguise» by Deuce Bello

Example:

• When I was studying college, I failed Maths, so I had to take it again. But this time my teacher was Mrs. Wilkinson, an extraordinary teacher who taught the subject to me in a way that helped me understand the basis  of Maths  so well that in the end I was chosen to get a scholarship to study in Hardvard University. No doubt that failing Maths once became a real blessing in disguise to me.
Blessings in disguise4
Click on the image and lear with Appuseries