Posted by Bob on January 12, 2001
In Reply to: A bun is the lowest form of wheat posted by jamhottle on January 12, 2001
: Alterations to demetaphorise/economise some common phrases/cliches. Just a bit of fun really that may interest someone.
: A snitch in time saves crime
: A slight ointment for sore eyes
: A kite for soar eyes
: Like a tip amongst troubled waiters
: You can't pull the wool over my Iceland
: You've got to mind your Ps and Qs and Hs and Ys and Is and Xs and Ss and . . ..
: Two cooks spoil the broth
: Life begins at 40 winks
: I woke up on the wrong side of the new leaf
: You've so lucky you've got someone to count your lucky stars for you
: There is no smoke without smoking like a chimney
: Bob's not your aunt
: It's reigning Catholics and dogma
: The curly bird always asks for a perm
: I'd give an arm and a leg and an arm and a leg
: Lager then life
: Mum's the mumbled mother word
: "Applied" always comes before "Awful"
: The pen is lighter than the sword
: I'm so hungry I could eat every horse
: You can't teach an old dog
: A man is greater than some of his parts
: Amen is greater than some of prayer starts
: The best thing since unsliced bread
: Humans never forget that an elephant never forgets
: An elephant never forges t
: Thinks like Michael Fish
: Drinks like the ex-girlfriend that let Michael Fish get away ... he was THIS BIG !!
: A bird in Thailand is better than a didgeridoo in the Bush
: I think therefore I cram
: So hot you could fry an igloo
: The light at the end of the tunnel is the light of the oncoming train
: The light l at the end of the tunnel
: Every crowd has a silver pining
: Nice weather for duckweed
: Heels over head with excitement
: Were you a bairn in a barn?
: 13- lucky for some but not for mothers
: It's like trying to find the eye of the needle that broke the camels back in a haystack
: It's like trying to find a piece of hay in a needlestack
: Familiarity breeds content and children
: Let leaping hogs fly
: Let peeping Toms pry
: Bigger than Jesus on Calvary
: There is no use crying over spoilt milk
: Its no use in spoiling milk by spilling tears over it
: Not enough broom to sweep a mat
: Don't have a minotaur!
: Slow but steady wins the "slow but steady" race every time
: The way the crow flies to a row of crowing flies
: A cat has annoying lives
: Out of the frying pan but still dead
Well, that's a horse of a different kettle of fish in a nutshell.