Posted by ESC on June 26, 2004
In Reply to: "I'd rather......................." posted by Acme on June 26, 2004
: : There are a series of things that English speakers would rather do than the thing in question. For example:
: : rather watch paint dry
: : rather watch grass grow
: : rather have a root canal
: : .......are there any other things that are used in this context elsewhere in the English speaking world?
: I'd rather listen to nails on a blackboard.
: I'd rather have an enema
Here's one I collected at work. My coworker was watching a woman walk by and then he said:
I'D RATHER HOLD A HORSE IN THE RAIN - Said about an unattractive woman. (Kentucky man in his 60s, 2002)