R: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/21/21

Starts with R – Run AMOK (AMUCK)

Jilly’s Take: To me, this means to go nuts, wild and outta control. 

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here. 

And now for a new to me song.  Hope you enjoy as much as I did.  The end really sounds what running amok must “feel” like as the guitar playing speeds up!!


9 thoughts on “R: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/21/21

  1. Really cool song! I liked it!
    I’m wondering if I should skip another day so my challenge will be where everyone else is, or just keep going like I am. Is it too confusing for me to be a day ahead?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I should have mentioned the skipping of Sundays. It is not confusing though especially with the different time zones. Several are a day ahead from me. I link to from the master list and sometimes I find posts other than A2Z so I have to scroll. I would not call it confusing, you’ll just finish early.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Amock (or amuck) is from the 1600s. It’s a Portuguese word used to describe when someone – usually east asian – snaps and goes on a killing rampage. The modern equivalent would be to “go postal.” What I think s interesting is that it tells us the kind of stress and mental illness we have today is not unique to today. It was common enough several hundred years ago to have its own colloquialism.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s