Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Neat Words.

A colleague of Mel’s uses an expression which she apparently picked up from her mother. She assumed it was a well known local saying, but nobody else seems to have heard it before. It runs:

I’ve lost my appetite and found Moby Dick’s.

I hope it shouldn’t need to be pointed out that it means ‘I’m hungry.’ I happen to think that it’s quite a clever and catchy expression which deserves greater currency and wider usage, so do feel free to pass it around. And it occurs to me that it might be an American expression, so if any American reading this is familiar with it, please let me know.

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