Monday, August 30, 2010

Hog Wash

Hog Wash

Photographer - Ron Kimball

unused, from 2009

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If somebody says something which is patently false or untrue, you're liable to to say that it's hogwash. The term comes from the fact that what a pig does that resembles washing doesn't actually leave them very clean. The simple fact is that Pigs are not particularly clean animals.

Also, they don't sweat. When they want to cool off they use mud to lay down in - not particularly sanitary by our standards, but certainly effective. If you were to give a hog a bath, he would just go and roll in the mud some more.
Hench the term "hogwash" for anything which isn't true.

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