Posted by Marcus on January 15, 2001
In Reply to: A bun is the lowest form of wheat posted by Bob on January 12, 2001
: : Alterations to demetaphorise/economise some common phrases/cliches. Just a bit of fun really that may interest someone.
: : A snitch in time saves crime
: : A slight ointment for sore eyes
: : A kite for soar eyes
: : Like a tip amongst troubled waiters
: : You can't pull the wool over my Iceland
: : You've got to mind your Ps and Qs and Hs and Ys and Is and Xs and Ss and . . ..
: : Two cooks spoil the broth
: : Life begins at 40 winks
: : I woke up on the wrong side of the new leaf
: : You've so lucky you've got someone to count your lucky stars for you
: : There is no smoke without smoking like a chimney
: : Bob's not your aunt
: : It's reigning Catholics and dogma
: : The curly bird always asks for a perm
: : I'd give an arm and a leg and an arm and a leg
: : Lager then life
: : Mum's the mumbled mother word
: : "Applied" always comes before "Awful"
: : The pen is lighter than the sword
: : I'm so hungry I could eat every horse
: : You can't teach an old dog
: : A man is greater than some of his parts
: : Amen is greater than some of prayer starts
: : The best thing since unsliced bread
: : Humans never forget that an elephant never forgets
: : An elephant never forges t
: : Thinks like Michael Fish
: : Drinks like the ex-girlfriend that let Michael Fish get away ... he was THIS BIG !!
: : A bird in Thailand is better than a didgeridoo in the Bush
: : I think therefore I cram
: : So hot you could fry an igloo
: : The light at the end of the tunnel is the light of the oncoming train
: : The light l at the end of the tunnel
: : Every crowd has a silver pining
: : Nice weather for duckweed
: : Heels over head with excitement
: : Were you a bairn in a barn?
: : 13- lucky for some but not for mothers
: : It's like trying to find the eye of the needle that broke the camels back in a haystack
: : It's like trying to find a piece of hay in a needlestack
: : Familiarity breeds content and children
: : Let leaping hogs fly
: : Let peeping Toms pry
: : Bigger than Jesus on Calvary
: : There is no use crying over spoilt milk
: : Its no use in spoiling milk by spilling tears over it
: : Not enough broom to sweep a mat
: : Don't have a minotaur!
: : Slow but steady wins the "slow but steady" race every time
: : The way the crow flies to a row of crowing flies
: : A cat has annoying lives
: : Out of the frying pan but still dead
: Well, that's a horse of a different kettle of fish in a nutshell.
:yep, like the frog said, time's fun when you're having flies.