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?
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a phony smile.