While it’s really no huge secret anymore that osteoporosis affects women at a much greater rate than men, I feel as though bone health, whether about women or men, is manifestly underrated.
But the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) continues stepping in the right direction by choosing bone health as the theme for its upcoming gala titled “No Bones About It: XXcellence In Musculoskeletal Research.”
“No Bones About It.” I love double entendres and puns. (Especially bad puns. But that’s another post for another blog.)
You still hear this expression now and then. And it makes for a clever, recognizable SWHR Gala theme.
But where did this idiom come from? I decided to check that most authoritative source in the galaxy, the world wide web of course. In this case, a site called World Wide Words. Looks like “no bones about it” probably arose in the middle ages from when the soup or meat contained no bones, and “no bones about it” equated to “no problem” in today’s lexicon. I would also argue that “no bones about it” has hardened (sorry!) in today’s use to also mean beyond dispute or without question.