It’ll Do #1LinerWednesday

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My grandpa had an odd, understated way about him. He would say something negative or faintly complimentary, but the grin on his face would tell you to ignore that and understand he was mightily pleased.

That line in the movie Babe, when the pig has just won the sheep-herding championship (OOPS! SPOILER!) reminds me of him: “That’ll do, pig.”

So today’s one-liner is sort of an all-purpose construction:

If you asked him how he liked your new dress, he’d say, “If that ain’t pretty, it’ll do ’til pretty comes along.” If you gave him supper, he’d say, “If that wasn’t good, it’ll do ’til good comes along.” You get the idea.

Do we still carry on with that? You bet we do.

If he wasn’t memorable, he’ll do ’till memorable comes along.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write an understatement that is or is not understood to mean a superlative.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “It’ll Do #1LinerWednesday

  1. Joanne Sisco

    June 16, 2019 at 9:33am

    ooooh – I like! I may just have to borrow this expression. It has a lot of potential 😉

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