[Ads-l] chicken salad

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 3 12:20:57 EDT 2016


Barry Popik has an entry for this, of course.

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/you_cant_make_chicken_salad_out_of_chicken_shit

On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 12:09 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Possibly alluding to the expression "making chicken salad out of chicken
> shit" (more fun to say than "making a silk purse out of a sow's ear").
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> John King, CNN,  re T---p's t-x r----n:
>>
>> "There's that old metaphor about making chicken salad...."
>>
>> (General laughter.)
>>
>> Is there anyone who can't complete the "metaphor"?
>>
>>
>>

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