Photo Hunt #117: Hands

21 Jan

I wondered if this man makes money hand over fist, as the customer gets ready to hand him payment for an ear of grilled corn.

Hand over fist is an American idiomatic expression that means speedily or increasingly. I had to research this because I hear this phrase over and over I did not know what it meant.

Captured in the bustling, colorful, and vibrant streets of Dhaka, 2008.

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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in photo hunt, Uncategorized


21 responses to “Photo Hunt #117: Hands

  1. kayni

    January 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    i wonder how many he sells in one day.

    i do love grilled corn especially when they’re smothered with butter and salt.

  2. Annie

    January 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Nice shot, looks like a fun market to explore and the corn looks delicious. And thanks for the explanation of “hand over fist.” I’ve heard it but didn’t know exactly what it meant. Have a great weekend.

  3. Jill

    January 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    perfect one for the theme, nice shot! There’s a lot going on in the picture, really neat. That corn looks tasty!

  4. Liz

    January 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Great take on the theme. Yummy-looking corns!

    Have a fun weekend.

    Liz @ MLC

  5. Sue St Clair

    January 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    The corn looks yummy! Great shot! 🙂

  6. Carver

    January 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Great take on the theme and I like this shot very much. Happy weekend.

  7. jams o donnell

    January 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    A delicious way to make money. I love corn o the cob.

  8. seniorhiker

    January 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This is a wonderful post for the theme.

  9. life ramblings

    January 22, 2011 at 1:44 am

    what a delicious entry. the corn looks yummy.

  10. YTSL

    January 22, 2011 at 3:03 am

    I love boiled corn but grilled corn even more! Had my first taste of it in Tanzania and wish I could find street stalls selling it in Hong Kong as well as East Africa (and India)!

  11. jmb

    January 22, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Somehow I think not but I would buy one if I were there!

    Happy weekend to you.

  12. gengen

    January 22, 2011 at 4:29 am

    He looks upset why it takes a long time for the guy to get the money hehhe. Nice entry.

  13. upto6only

    January 22, 2011 at 6:59 am

    i love grilled corn especially with butter and salt.

    What is that thing the man is holding? is it used for grilling the corn?

  14. Randi, Sweden

    January 22, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Great shot and I learned a new phrase, thank you.

  15. Luna Miranda

    January 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

    interesting idiomatic expression. i seldom hear it here…”tightfisted” is more common.:p

    fantastic shot. now i wonder why a corn cob is called an ear.:p

    P.S. it’s a rainy day, a perfect day to clean my room.:p

  16. ipanema

    January 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

    nice post. love the pic.

    happy weekend! 🙂

  17. Marites

    January 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I thought it’s only in the PHilippines that we cook corn that way..interesting!! happy weekend!

  18. marta

    January 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Interesting street food. We have corn on the cob for sale at fairs but they don’t have the great mobile grill like these gentlemen.

  19. Janice

    January 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    What an original post for this week’s theme! I liked it very much.

  20. eastcoastlife

    January 23, 2011 at 2:33 am

    I wonder how much he can make a day. I prefer steamed corn with melted butter. mmmm…..

  21. magiceye

    January 24, 2011 at 11:06 am

    clever take on the theme!


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