One Big Grin #1LinerWeds

My Kentucky country relatives used figurative language so colorful and specific, it amounted to poetry.

I mean, yeah, “a toothy grin” paints a picture, but there’s nothing striking about the image. Ah, but my Kentucky country relatives never used “a toothy grin” to describe a wide grin, showing a lot of teeth, particularly one that was just for show.

So what did they say?

He was grinnin’ like a fox eatin’ yellowjackets.

Better, eh? I wonder what brought that to my mind this week?

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 about a phony smile.



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 “One Big Grin #1LinerWeds

  1. Gail M Baugniet

    June 16, 2021 at 2:45pm

    That is quite a vision, a fox snapping at wasps, and I would definitely stay away. Will probably be thinking about this all day – a grinning fox..

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      Marian Allen

      June 16, 2021 at 3:09pm

      The young foxes are cute when they grin with their mouths open while they play. #4 Daughter calls it “glee face”.

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      Marian Allen

      June 17, 2021 at 9:29am

      And the second is like unto the first: grinnin’ like a mule eatin’ briars.

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