English Proverbs (updated)

15 Apr

For day 13 of napowrimo – I’ve done fortune cookies before, so instead I thought I’d have a bash at tweaking some English proverbs to bring them up to date and reference the current political context.

  • Many hands (and generations of technological innovation) make light work.
  • Too many cooks spoil the TV schedule
  • More haste, less speed, and disappointment at the 100m sprint final
  • A stitch in time is increasingly unlikely with the current pressures on the accident and emergency services
  • Make hay while farming subsidies remain
  • All’s fair in love and war, except using your partner’s toothbrush to clean the bathroom and not telling them.
  • All work and no play makes Jack a junior doctor
  • Actions speak louder than words, even words written using ALL CAPS.
  • All that glistens is not wet
  • Desperate times call for pay-day lenders
  • The grass is always greener when it’s been genetically modified

4 Responses to “English Proverbs (updated)”

  1. paula graham April 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Ha, ha, bitter sweet , funny.

    • BRH April 16, 2016 at 10:38 am #


  2. Karina Pinella April 15, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    I love it. When there’s a will, there’s a way to get some of that inheritance.

    • BRH April 16, 2016 at 10:38 am #

      Ooh good one!

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