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Thread #110040   Message #2309808
Posted By: Mr Red
08-Apr-08 - 02:23 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayings
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayings
Well I heard it from a teacher "there are more ways of skinning a cat than choking it with cream and butter" I guess any such fuller explanation has to be over-stated.

My mother always referred to the spring or any milder weather as "a top-coat warmer"

And in advising my sister on the marriageability of young men, grandma quoted her grandma: "Winter 'em, summer 'em and winter them again". Which sounds pretty good advice to me, wouldn't work on youngsters these days!.

And this would be in the "Folk" section as in "Music and Folklore" because it is folk lore.