Posted by ESC on July 29, 2007
In Reply to: A blind pig posted by Phil on July 29, 2007
: I just found this forum while looking up the saying, "Even a blind pig finds a truffle now and then." It's never made sense to me, and I found an old posting here that seems wrong to me. I understand it to mean that even a pig handicapped for the hunt gets lucky once in a while and finds a truffle. Applied to a person, it would suggest that even someone incompetent at a certain activity may succeed by luck occasionally.
: The problem with this is that, as I suspected, a pig doesn't search for truffles by vision, but by smell (I looked it up), so a blind pig should be as successful finding truffles as a sighted one and needn't rely on luck or occasional happenstance, as I do to hit a 3-iron well. Any thoughts?
My thoughts are: the way I've heard the expression is, "Even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while." And thought No. 2, now that you mentioned blind pigs, check out Blind Pig Records: http://www.blindpigrecords.com/ Great music. And that is all I can think of.