Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:03:02 -0800 From: Peter McGraw 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!" > > Joe Monda > 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. Peter McGraw Linfield College McMinnville, OR