Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:03:02 -0800
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: Proverbial Knowledge
On Thu, 14 Dec 1995, Joseph B. Monda wrote:
One variant that I've enjoyed is "You've buttered your bread, now lie in it!"
Have you heard more than one person use that variant? It sounds like a
malapropism, along the lines of one used by my childhood buddy's mother:
"That's a horse of a different feather."
From my own family: "Like throwing pearls before sows' ears," and "[it's
so difficult it's] like pulling hens' teeth."
To my knowledge, these never spread beyond the coiner, except for passing
into my family's permanent store of humourous usage.