Posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 07, 2007
In Reply to: If our cat was a cow... posted by ESC on May 07, 2007
: : If our cat was a cow, we could milk her behind the stove.
: : It's the translation of a Flemish saying, and I wondered if there's an English equivalent (I could really use in a lesson I need to give next week) The meaning is something in the style of "After things happened, you could wish that they went differently, but that's all vain whining".
: : I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.
: : Already great thanks
: There are several here:
And "If your aunt had whiskers [or other masculine anatomical characteristics], she'd be your uncle". (VSD)