"They feed you the corn, then choke you on the cob"
I heard this quote the other day and thought it was funny and made a great point. I did a little reseach of who started this quote and I believe I found the answer:
"The cobs were delivered to a big pile. We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle."
"We made more money feeding molasses, urea, and corn cobs to cattle than we ever did feeding dent corn."
Some wise-cracker who was not an Orville Redenbacher fan must have turned the words around as we know them now!
"Chummier than two polecats in a hen house"
Etymology: Middle English polcat, probably from Middle French poul, pol cock + Middle English cat; probably from its preying on poultry
And this is true! Skunks love chickens and will keep comming back untill there is no more in the coop.
"I'd rather fight a bear with a switch"
My Uncle Dave Griffith used this quote coaching football.
"Beg to differ with you"
Good advice only wish I came across this saying years ago! LOL