World's mine oyster
Posted by R. Berg on August 01, 2001
In Reply to: Famous Cliches posted by Markitos on July 31, 2001
: : I have a quiz to complete in the next 7hrs and have been on the web for days. I can't find who said:
: : "Cockeyed optimist" 'someone from south pacific? Don't know the name
: : "The world is my oyster"?
: : "Stand on ceremony"
: : and "cloudcuckooland"
: : can anyone help?
: "Cloudcuckooland" is the realm of the birds in Aristophanes play "The Birds."
A previous discussion of the oyster phrase can be yours for a short trip to the Search box on the main Discussion Forum page. Just type in "oyster" and press the button. Then pry open the first posting that appears. They're so good, you'll come back for more!