February 27, 2010
For some strange reason I am enormously tickled by the piece I blogged earlier about confused cliches, particularly the one about not upsetting the apple tart.
Our friend Petra (a onetime German) who is staying with us at the moment suggested a game she used to play in Germany where she would try to make a -reasonably coherent- saying out of two or three proverbs.
I fairly quickly got that message and (fresh from yesterdays blog) suggested
"You can put the horse in front of the apple tart but you cannot make it drink "
Anyone out there think of any others?