The Wisdom of Swine: The Top 10 Things Pigs Can Teach Us, on the #MINI

There's just something about pigs that makes them fodder for expressions and idioms from all over the world. My father was especially fond of porcine proverbs, and I have included several of his favorites in my top ten. Without further ado (this being the #MINI and all.) here they are:

Number 10: Happy as a pig in mud.

Where's your mud? Wallow in it.

Number 9: Even a blind pig sometimes finds a truffle.

This explains why even I have a good round of golf once in a while.

Number 8: Bring home the bacon.

Not to be confused with 'bring home the soy bacon.'

Number 7: Living High off the Hog.

Life's short, eat the bacon.

Number 6: You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, but It's Still a Pig

Keep this in mind when you watch Fox news...

Number 5: Don't buy a pig in a poke.

I don't want to buy a pig in anything... The B-B-Q place down the street handles all that quite nicely.

Number 4: Pigs Get Fat; Hogs Get Slaughtered

Keep this in mind next year when you fill out your tax return.

Number 3: There's too many Pigs for the Tits

The last couple of piglets will end up Sucking Hind Teat.

Number 2: You Can't Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear

You can't really make anything out of a sow's ear, they are as worthless as a sow's ear.

Number 1: If you want to get the Mud out of the Water, you got to get the Hog out of the Spring.

Or out of the White House... #justsaying

Cheers, peter


Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing physician, public speaker and author living in Rutland, Vermont. Peter's writing credits include The Intern, TouchPoint Press, 4/2020; The Vatican Conspiracy, the first book in the Marco Venetti thriller series, October 2020, Bookouture/HachetteUK; Doubt, Marco Venetti #2, April 2021; and THE LAZARUS MANUSCRIPT, a stand-alone medical thriller; Peter can be found on his Author Website as well as his personal blog, PeterHogenkampWrites, where he writes about most anything. Peter is the founder and editor of The Book Stops Herethe literary blog for readers and writers written by authors, editors, agents, publishers and poets. Peter is the creator, producer and host of Your Health Matters, a health information program, which airs on cable television, streams on YouTube and sounds off on podcast. Peter tweets--against the wishes of his wife and four children--at @phogenkampvt and @theprosecons. Peter can be reached at or on his Facebook Page.


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