Posted by Bob on May 02, 2006
In Reply to: You can't get blood from a turnip posted by Chuck 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.