Call a spade a spade

Posted by JMM on November 22, 2004

In Reply to: Call a spade a spade posted by Lewis on November 22, 2004

I don't know about calling a spade a spade, but John Cleese once famously called a watering can "a large, cylindrical tin-plated vessel with a perforated pouring piece, much used by the lower classes for the purpose of artificially moistening the surface soil".