Posted by Jonathan on August 01, 2006
In Reply to: "If these walls could talk"... posted by sos on July 31, 2006
: what is the story behind the phrase, "If these walls could talk"...
: If "these walls could talk" they would tell you the story. That, in essence, is what the phrase means. It refers to something said or done behind closed doors, usually something unsavory or something that one would like to keep hidden. How about when "these walls have ears" referring to someone who listens in on the other side of the wall or door. That someone is typically a nosy busybody, and is especially naughty when they press a glass up to the wall so they can better hear what is being said on the other side of the wall. If "these walls have ears," then "these walls can talk." Jonathan