The Socialsense blog has been created to support the SACE Society and Culture classes at Thebarton Senior College (TSC )in South Australia. It contains resources, thoughts and learning materials for the courses. SACE Society and Culture courses have been designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore, analyse, consider and discuss the complexities and interconnections of our societies and cultures in the Australian and Global context.
Idioms exist in every language. An idiom is a
word or phrase that is not taken literally, like “bought the farm” has nothing to do
with purchasing real estate, but refers to dying. Idiom also refers to a
dialect or jargon of a group of people, either in a certain region or a group
with common interests. Idioms are usually specific to a culture (and sub-cultures)
and make it difficult for outsiders of a group to really know what is meant by
a saying (even if a person has a good grasp of the language). Idioms are a way
for a group to exclude non-members and may apply to a small group or a large cultural
group. Idioms are part of group identity and behaviour.