ANTHROPOMORPHISM .......I didn't know what it was either......

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Real Estate Broker Owner with People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca BRE LIC #00636943

Simply putting it it is when you use animals, plants and insects behavior and combine or compare it to human behavior, you get these one-liners or traditional sayings........

I wanted to share some examples used in our everyday expressions. I am not sure how they came about, but these things are here to stay and have made the rounds. I wonder how people who translate this stuff for others make out...? Here goes.....

  • Lord love a duck.....
  • I am a bear for punishment
  • I'll be a monkeys uncle....
  • In a pigs eye...
  • The cats pajama...
  • See you later...alligator
  • After a while...crocodile
  • Its a dog's life..
  • Drunk as a skunk
  • Lead a horse to water, but cant make him drink...
  • Snug as a bug in a rug...
  • Sounds fishy to me..
  • He is like a fish out of water
  • The guy sure likes to pig out...
  • She eats like a bird...

. Some of these sayings are found randomly and commonly in fairy tales and fables. They expand on th usage and concept many times over. They are looked down on by certain religions because it supports something greater than God. Our folklore is rich with this stuff and the Greeks went all out with their tales of the Gods and their names and how they changed into animals etc and interacted with mankind. Romans followed this thinking too and......... China with martial arts training. Today, it is commonly interwoven into cultures all over the world

Beauty and the Beast

Little Red Riding Hood

Seventh Voyage of Sinbad

Lord of the Rings

Well, you........... get the picture

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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
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People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca

Bruce & Sandy greetings...What a great idea.......unfortunately, I am lacking the passion to proceed. But your thinking is sound....

 

Glenn....wisely spoken.....but not to be compared to a dog with his tail between his legs......

November 23, 2010 11:17 AM
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Leigh Ann Holman
REALTOR - Century 21, River Valley, Arkansas (479)774-5166
Leigh Ann Holman - Century 21 Glover Town & Country

I think there are only a couple there that I've never heard of, but I've never been offended by any of them :)  Thanks for the lesson in English, History and so much more!! Have a fantastic day, Richie!!

November 23, 2010 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca

Hello Leigh Ann...you are a giving person and you give from yourself.....I am better for knowing you. Thank you

November 23, 2010 01:23 PM
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Rob D. Shepherd
Principal Broker ABR, GRI
Coldwell Banker Coast

I have heard of newly remodeled and listed homes as "Pigs with lipstick slapped on them".

November 24, 2010 08:58 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
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People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca

But......Rob.....you cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear........

November 24, 2010 10:21 AM
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