The Whole Kit and Kaboodle

The Whole Kit and Kaboodle

AK writes: Hi – fantastic website. I only have one question – if I pay the $17 for all the languages you currently have, does the lifetime guarantee include any other languages you might add later on? Thanks for writing in, AK. Yes – a lifetime membership includes all new languages, new sheets for existing languages, and updates. We are also working on some fun sheets for cuisine, menus, countries and cities, all part of the deal. The phrase “whole kit and kaboodle” came to mind as I was responding to this question. In American culture (which is all I can speak to), it simply means you get it all. For instance, say you were buying an archery kit. The whole kit and kaboodle would include the bow, arrows, targets, glove, sight, and anything else you’d need to fire or shoot arrows. Here’s some more information on origin of kit and kaboodle. An excerpt:
You’ve got to know that a kitbag, or kit bag, is what soldiers called their bags that held, well, everything they needed to carry around with them. Kit may have come from “kith,” which mean one’s estate, one’s belongings, hence the connection… Caboodle or Kaboodle didn’t start out as caboodle. The “k” sound was added for the sheer pleasure of sound. It was originally “boodle,” which was the word used to describe a collection of things, even a collection of people. Thus, “kit and kaboodle” may have originated with the idea of bring along your bag and friends, or your bag and anything else you can think to bring.
And more on kit and kaboodle from this link (photo credit).
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