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Herd of turtles

Posted by Bella on May 02, 2003

In Reply to: Herd of turtles posted by ESC on May 02, 2003

: : My mother use to use this expression. By the way, she grew up in Indiana.

: How did she use the expression? As in, "This is like driving a herd of turtles"?

I have a friend who says "Thundering along like a herd of turtles" when we are delayed or slow getting somewhere. I find it highly amusing and descriptive. My friend is an Oregonian with an Alabama-born mother, so who knows where she learned it.