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Re: When pigs fly, hogs go to the slaughterhouse

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 18, 2007

In Reply to: When pigs fly, hogs go to the slaughterhouse posted by paula on March 17, 2007

: does anyone know what this saying means and where it originated: When pigs fly, hogs go to the slaughterhouse

I, for one, do NOT know what it means. "When pigs fly" is a common humorous equivalent for "never." However, hogs as a class go frequently to the slaughterhouse, and there's nothing funny about it.
SS

See also: the meaning and origin of 'when pigs fly'.