Saturday, July 9, 2011

Notes to the Pig Anti-Defamation League



Pigs, it seems, get a very bad rap, as witnessed by pig idioms.

fat as a pig
exceptionally fat; grotesquely fat. 
 
ain't fittin' to roll with a pig
Rur. is or are filthy or uncouth. After a day's work in the hot sun, Clyde ain't fittin' to roll with a pig.
buy a pig in a poke
Fig. to buy something without looking inside first. If you don't get a good look at the engine of a used car before you buy it, you'll wind up buying a pig in a poke. 
 
If that don't beat a pig a-pecking!
Rur. That's amazing!  
 
In a pig's ear!
Rur. Nonsense! 
 
like stealing acorns from a blind pig
Rur. very easy.  
 
make a pig of oneself
Fig. to eat too much, too fast, or noisily; to eat more than one's share.  
 
pig out (on something)
Inf. to eat too much of something; to make a pig of oneself. 

When will this defamation of pigs cease?

When pig fly.



Pig idioms courtesy of The Free Dictionary.

Flying pigs courtesy of Cornerstoregoddess here and here

1 comment:

  1. HA. I love your pigs and I laughed at these comments. Poor pigs? Nah....because we still love them!

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