Saturday, November 17, 2007

The meaning of: "The world is MY oyster"

I've noticed that a lot of ppl are looking for the meaning of this idiom and ending up here, so here it is:

Link 1. "If the world is your oyster, you have the ability and the freedom to do anything or go anywhere. You're young and healthy and you've got no commitments, so the world is your oyster."

Link 2. The
world is one's oyster, Everything is going well, as in I was younger then, and the world was my oyster. In this term the oyster is something from which to extract great profit (a pearl). It was probably invented by Shakespeare in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2:2): "Why then, the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open."

If you're asking yourself why have I posted this only now, after more than a year of writing this blog- it's coz I wanted to clear the sidebar from this info...

10 comments:

M said...

Its nice how you can find all kinds of websites and blogs you never thought about just by searching for something small.

Btw, can you see how people get to your blog? (webaddress and times) Cuz I dont find it in mine :/

I also wanted to ask you about the book you're reading 'On Beauty'. Is it a good read?
I thought to read it, but the cover review didnt attract me and I've been told its not that good.
So maybe I should give it a chance?

Yaelisam said...

Answered you on your blog :-)

Samudyata said...

phew now i know wot this idiom means..thank u....

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French course said...

Thanks for posting the exact meaning of "the world is my oyster". "Welcome to the pleasure dome" by Frankie goes to Hollywood contains this expression. :)
Cathy

GypsyRedLips said...

Quite an explanation.
Big thanks. And may all mighty bless you which ever country you are in.
Israel/Chine/Germany

Btw, Im Tibetan, the country that is close to China.

Yaelisam said...

You're more than welcomed. Thank you for the nice comment, it brightened up my day.

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Interesting, I heard that it came from Shakespeare but didn't know the real meaning. Now people are using just everything not just "world", for example "rock music is your oyster". Hmm it still sounds weird to me...
Thanks for the vast info.
Regards!

Anonymous said...

:-) :)