Posted by Miri Barak on April 18, 2004
In Reply to: All Hat -- and No Cattle posted by WordCrafter on April 17, 2004
: : : : : In Texas, an individual who talks a good game, but is suspect in terms of actually delivering on his promises is said to be "all hat, no cattle". A boastful individual without much accomplishment to show is normally the target of this expression.
: : : : : Are there similar expressions outside of Texas (in the civilized part of the Empire) that suggest the same behavior?
: : : : :: All show and no go!
: : : Here in the NYC/Brooklyn part of the world we would call him a "bulls h i t artist".
: : All vine and no tater.
: ::::All talk and no action ---- and I like the Brooklyn language.
It's not Brooklyn but almost the same, Hebrew, we say he is "all noise and bells", or
In Aramic (ancient language: Istra Belagina kish kish Karia, which means, one coin in a box makes a lot of noise.
"no bears and no woods" for something that does not exist. I went there and there were no bears and no woods. It's a bit different than empty talk, but same form.