Posted by R. Berg on May 02, 2006
In Reply to: You can't get blood from a turnip posted by Bob on May 02, 2006
: : Regarding "You can't get blood from a stone."; I had always heard the statement "you can't get blood from a turnip." It has the same meaning, but it at least starts out with the same or similar color.
: Both phrases are in use. I did a Google war using the exact words, and it was a virtual tie, 940 to 887.
Similar color? Weren't you thinking of beets? The turnips I know are light brown.