Thursday, May 11, 2017

A right strawy epistle!

Strawy Brick

Okay, okay, a brick isn't an epistle, but a brick through a window will send a message.

But enough unjustified delay - on to our proverb for the day:
"You can't make bricks without straw."
Exactly . . . unless you're making the strawless kind of brick, which you usually are if you're making bricks, since most bricks are made without straw, but if you're making bricks with straw - which you normally wouldn't be doing (a point already noted) - then, of course, the proverb remains true, but a little modification is in order to make the absolutely dependable truth of this proverb more clear:
"You can't make strawy bricks without straw."
There! Enough to satisfy even a Martinet Luther!



At 8:57 AM, Blogger TheBigHenry said...

"You can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs." Same sort of caveat. Hence, "You can't make an egg omelet with breaking some eggs."

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Righto (or right-o?), TBH!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Tom Ball said...

Actually, I don't know how to make a brick at all. Factor that in.

At 4:08 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

No prestigious job for you, then. Your job is at the sawmill, where you'll eat sawdust and . . . well, you know, there're 2-by-4s involved . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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