Home » Patience


Hortatory Names

Patience, Hope, and Charity are pretty ambitious things to name your children. But what about Hate-evil, Be-courteous, or Search-the-scriptures? Or Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith? Puritan parents sometimes gave their kids so as to encourage those...

The Worm has Turned

If you say, “The worm has turned,” it means you’ve lost patience. Grant and Martha explain that this expression goes back to the old proverb “Tread on a worm and it will turn.” This is part of a complete episode.


gank  n.— «Distributors became upset at him for selling “gank”—bad crack. » —“Big Plans, No Patience James Burnett Let Ambition Turn to Greed” by Joy Powell World-Herald (Omaha, Neb.) July 27...