Monday, June 04, 2007

Slang Sling: Nuttin' but Mutton

Sarah likes
"mutton dressed as lamb"
referring to ladies of a certain age attempting to maintain excessively youthful styles and affectations. I like it too. I like the whole breed of colorfully oblique insults.*

What've you got?

* They come in handy for surreptitious snots such as myself.


  1. i love your blog. that's all i've got, though i wish i could come up with something as clever as mutton dressed as lamb. and the illustrations??? you might wind up the only boyblogger on my blogroll. that would be an honor. for me, probably not for you. :-)

  2. oh no! my sideways smiley face got dismembered by an errant linebreak!! let's try that again. :-)

  3. Anonymous3:44 PM

    I think that must be me!!! Oh my goodness!

    A saying I like is "dressed to kill"and lambie looks like that.

  4. On behalf of hombre-bloggers everywhere, I thank you.

    (And I like "dressed to the nines".)