Continuation of Say That Again!
Such a saying as ‘a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ must have had something to do with hunting.
If you were hungry you would much rather have a bird in the hand than two in the bush. It makes sense then that if you were out hunting and somebody ‘beat around the bush’ you would be a little more than upset. There were probably at least two birds in that bush. Imagine if you really were able to ‘kill two birds with one stone’. You would undoubtedly be the best hunter around. You can well visualize your position within your village.
How about ‘more than you can shake a stick at’, or ‘don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining’. Don’t even think about it!
I bet you it took a farmer to come up with ‘don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Maybe it was the original hunter when he tired of his super human hunting status. ‘You can’t have your cake and eat it too’… his wife’s idea maybe?
‘Better than a sharp stick in the eye’. Well, daa…you think!
‘Don’t spit in another man’s face unless his mustache is on fire’. If my mustache was on fire and you spat in my face, missing my mustache then you could have just tipped your soda can over my head, I wouldn’t be a happy camper. Of course, I’m still trying to figure out why I would set my mustache on fire in the first place.
‘Don’t give me an apple and call it an orange’. Trust me…I know the difference.
‘You would whine if you were hung with a new rope’. Okay, who was the bright spark who came up with that one? I would whine either way!
‘I see, said the blind man to the kid that couldn’t hear’. And your point is?”
When I was in Minnesota Rosie mentioned a place that was, ‘just a spit down the road’. Seriously, how far can you spit?!
It’s a wonderful world!