Why Sayings Say it Well
Funny things, sayings. Those quirky expressions that put the colour into speech and make people give you strange looks. Where we be without 'em?
I mean, sayings like “a wigwam for a goose’s bridle” say it all. Well, when you know what it means. Which is “mind your own business.”
So when prying kiddies start asking what you’ve got, you can deliver this totally silly saying right between the eyes. "I've got a wigwam for a goose's bridle."
It’s also a saying for describing how useless something is. Like that pasta portion measurer, or avocado slicer everyone shoves up the back of their kitchen drawer.
You can say that cracked foot spa you got for your birthday is as useless as a wigwam for a goose’s bridle too. So, it does double duty.
Or, if you got a fat-draining grill shoved up in your cupboard, you can pick one of these sayings instead. Just say, "That's about as useful as:
- Mudflaps on a speedboat
- Lips on a chicken
- A screendoor on a submarine
- A backpocket on a tee shirt
- An ashtray on a motorbike
- A chocolate teapot.
People will work it out. Eventually.
But that's the thing about sayings. They make you think. Got to engage the brain cells. Work out what's up and down. What's happening. Where am I? Why are those people in white coats walking towards me?
Yeah, you probably want to avoid trying sayings like these out on your boss. Bosses aren't known for their humour... on a Monday... through to Friday.
As the old saying goes, you can't win them all. And what goes up, etc. Not that it has any bearing on anything. But when you pull out a saying, people put their hand on their chin and start thinking "Did I miss something?"
That way you can live to fight another day, adding fuel to the fire, knowing full well that a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
Admittedly, sayings like that are a bit confusing. Then again, a broken clock is right twice a day.... Lord willing, and the creek don't rise.
Or, so they say... once in a blue moon.