Posted by ESC on October 27, 2003
In Reply to: "Even a pig finds a truffel now and then" posted by Ward Fredericks on October 27, 2003
: When an outstanding performance comes from an unexpected source, this expression often is the explanation. In the States it is used to provide perspective to evaluate an individuals' activity so that the listener does not expect a repeat or for that level of performance to be the norm.
Appalachian version: Even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while.