Broken Biro has this list of proverbs from all around the world. Things like, 'the trunk of the elephant is longer than the beak of the goose, but the feather of the goose in the trunk of the elephant is like the bottom of the rhinoceros in the face of the monkey,' or 'the three fingered goatherd has the oversized carrot of tranquility in his top-right-hand coat pocket, right next to the racing form.' (More or less.) Well, I looked at the proverbs -
'Every hill has its leopard.'
'Who takes a hut, also takes the rats and cockroaches.
'Do not grab your heel until the ant has bitten you.'
And I attempted my own:
The tree is very leafy.
As you know, making up boring proverbs is a great Australian tradition, performed by me since the dawn of time (by which I mean this morning.) So here are a few more ancient proverbs:
The cat is very furry.
The coffee cup is rather empty.
He who attempts to blow his nose produces snot.
The rain is particularly wet and watery.
The two-legged chicken stands firmly on its second, and first, leg.
He who carries a handful of eggs is going to make an omelette.
I hope you enjoy this timeless wisdom. (You'd better enjoy it, it took me literally minutes to come up with it.)
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