Wednesday, 14 December 2016


The expression teaching your grandmother to suck eggs has outlived its time, or at least changed to your great, great grandmother. Can anyone alive today actually say their grandmother sucked eggs, or even articulate why they engaged in this pointless activity?

What would be a more apt expression; teaching your grandmother to make pork crackling, perhaps, or teaching your grandmother to say; "Oooh, haven't you grown."?

A good expression for a futile and utterly pointless activity would be teaching your grandfather to use the TV remote.

1 comment:

  1. I actually have classified TV watchers as numbskulls.