Every family has those sayings which aren’t quite the norm. The grandmother of a childhood friend used to come out with a stack of them, including the wonderful, “They’re all daubed with the same stick.” And:

There is a certain joy to be derived from a really good mixed metaphor. My father’s favourite is:

By far the easiest way to demonstrate this phenomenon is the illustrate it, so why not click here to see the full illustrated blog over on Murder Is Everywhere?

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