Monday, September 25, 2006

Texas saying

On holidays I came across the Texan saying "Hat but no cattle" which is a sharper form of talking the talk but not walking the walk.

4 comments:

delwyne said...

Your holiday sounds like it was lots of fun. My holiday was stuffed into a tiny cabin (aka 'luxury' on the website) with four kids, no playground and a freezing and I mean FREEZING 'heated' pool at Phillip Island. I was there to do some incidental research for my new novel, which is set over the Phillip Island Grand Prix. To walk around the track with the four kids and husband it was going to cost megabucks. Or I could 'view' it for mini megabucks by paying to get into the old cars and bikes museum. Ha! I decided to wait for the next track day my husband goes on and get a close up that way. The fish and chips oozing with fat from the local fish and chippery were good, though...you know, well cooked to the point of being crispy and translucent with fat. Salty too. Yum.

delwyne said...

I know a good saying - my dad used it when we were growing up and my brothers didn't want to eat. He'd say, "you don't eat you don't shit, you don't shit, you die." It used to give my friends a shock! Delwyne

Andrew's black dog blog said...

I like your dad's saying.

Andrew's black dog blog said...

chips were designed as a natural spoon for salt and fat