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Sluggish Situations

Posted by Patty on August 23, 2000

In Reply to: How slow was he? posted by ESC on August 23, 2000

: From "This Dog'll Hunt: An Entertaining Texas Dictionary" by Wallace O. Chariton (Wordware Publishing, Piano, Texas, 1989, 1990):
ESC... some good stuff. The ones about "slow" are closer to what I was looking for. Not so much "lazy". I'm thinking about situations (projects, for instance) that are stuck. Think about undertakings dependent on committees, rather than on individuals. Ya know? SLUGGISH!

Keep 'em coming, people. These are great, so far.

Patty

: SLOW As sucking buttermilk through a straw. Slow as smoke off a fresh cow patty in January. (Actually, I've heard this more directly: Slow as smoke off s*#t.) Slow as wet gunpowder. Slow as a hound dog in August.

: And then there's LAZY. He'll starve to death because he won't work and he's too lazy to steal. He has to prop himself up to spit.