For some reason that I can’t fathom, I thought of my dad today and about something he said once about one of his aunts. I don’t remember which aunt it was, although I think it was the wife of one of his father’s brothers. He described her as “like an old sow that eats chickens”.
Dad said this in a very matter of fact way, and was just being descriptive, not necessarily mean spirited. He wanted me to understand what his aunt was like (to him, at least), and used some pretty descriptive language to do so. I asked two of my coworkers if they had ever heard this phrase, and they had, used by older relatives of my father’s generation. It was their sense that this was descriptive language to indicate that someone was a hag.
Tell of some memorable descriptive language you have run across lately or recall from the past.