Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pigs will fly!


I know, I've been showing a lot of animals on PDP this month, but I could not resist. This little pig is soooo cute! The funny part is that I found it in a shop near the bourse ;) in the banking district. We don't have the expression "pigs will fly" in French ; we say "hens will grow teeth" instead. Of course, when this expression appeared (apparently at the end of the 18th century) science was unable to do this!

53 comments:

  1. He looks like he is broken in two. What happened to that little piggie on his way to the market?

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  2. He ran into a scared horsey, I think!

    I love your photo of this porcine treasure, Eric! He looks like he's smiling up at us. Nothing wrong in his world.

    Way to go From Cali!

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  3. He looks like he's very pink on one side and not on the other - maybe he sat on someone's window sill for years, fading and fading, but smiling up at them and waiting, waiting for the day he'd become famous on PDP (Pigs Do Phly).
    ;}

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  4. Hmmm... flying pigs, horses running loose through the streets of Paris... what next, Eric? ;)

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  5. Eric you sure know how to throw cochon to the wind! This little piggie is sure ready for her close-up.

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  6. I CANNOT keep up with you punsters!
    Congrats, Cali.

    This then makes me think that the piggy bank with wings came from an English- speaking country.

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  7. PS- I meant to add that I learned some interesting facts from your link.

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  8. PHX - nice deductive detective work! You're our Sherlock Holmes today - that could be used in a short story to be the clue that's hidden right out in the open to solve a murder mystery!

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  9. I believe the publisher left out an important illustration in the link Eric provided.

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  10. Hmm - we say hens will grow teeth....

    Piglet Disguised (as) Poulet?

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  11. Because of the financial crisis, I guess it's time to save money.
    It's such a cute moneybox, I want the same to save my tips!
    I hope you bought it, Eric! I like your bourse story, that's a funny coincidence.

    Carrie, your "Pink Darling Porcelet" made me laugh out loud!

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  12. Gary - Where do you find this stuff!!! LOOOOOL!

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  13. Hmm, so cute, really ; I'd like to take it away with me to help ;)

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  14. I like the scientific part of the story. A lot! :)

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  15. This little piggy tried to go to market but got busted!

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  16. I think this little piggy was split in half so that when it's owner wanted to get to the money, they wouldn't have to smash him to bits. He's too cute to be smashed!!

    Carrie what has come over you?? You are on fire! P.S. When are we having lunch to look at your Paris pix?

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  17. Interestingly enough, piggy banks started out long ago as pygg jars, or rough earthen jars for storing items, including money. Over time,
    pygg was shortened to pig, so some clever soul decided that if the jar was called a pig jar, it should be shaped like a pig. So, today we have piggy banks.

    ...today's history lesson :-)

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  18. Pont Girl - Too much coffee!!!


    Soon. We have to set up with Petrea and From Cali.

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  19. I can't resist but ask, how does one say 'Hens will grow teeth' in French?

    :)

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  20. Just what I wanted for my birthday -- A flying pig. Think I will also have myself a French dinner. Cute Picture, Eric.

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  21. Pig Digs Paris! And so do "wee, wee, wee!" (or should I say, Oui, oui, oui?) This little piggie is very cute--is it a bank?

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  22. if "pork spending" was this cute, maybe it wouldn't bug me so much.

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  23. Maria's coming for that coffee, too, aren't you Maria? Let's do it! I want to see those pics whether Carrie has them organized or not. Or we could just get together for the hell of it.

    There's a Hen's Teeth market near where I live, implying that you can get anything there, no matter how impossible it is to find somewhere else. I don't know, it's an awfully small market.

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  24. Katie..."cochon to the wind" LOL I'll see your "cochon" and raise you a "swine flu" or is that "flew"? LOL

    Carrie and T-Gman...ROFL! I'd love to see that hen with a toothpick in her teeth or at least flossing.

    Hey Eric, this really lifted my spirits on Mardi Gras. I think I'll go spread my wings and listen to some Pink Floyd ... perhaps "Pigs on the Wing" (part two).

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  25. Nicely done, Eric! This is indeed a very engaging little porker. We have an expression, "rare as hen's teeth."
    I was really looking for a picture, so thanks, TG.
    Supposedly, there has been at least one chicken with crocodile teeth (I'd like to see that in person before I believe it).
    Carrie & Co. -- you all really made me LOL.
    from cali -- congrats on GF.

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  26. First Theme Day, now Animal month on PDP...you always amaze me with your creativity Eric. And the readers here are cracking me up! I won't even try to compete, I'm laughing too hard.

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  27. I followed the link — goodness, what will they think doing next?!

    This winged pig has the most adorable expression!

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  28. Photolicious : "les poules auront des dents" !!

    Coltrane, I share your musical ref. This PinkFloyd tune immediately came to my mind when I saw today's picture ;-)

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  29. Eric
    That is the cutest pigbank I have ever seen.
    Please tell me it was for sale and you bought it...

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  30. This little piglet is SO cute. And where else could she live than the Bourse district ?

    If you bought her, Eric, you could make an auction, because I want her too...

    It's lovely with an animal month theme. What will it be next month ?
    Restaurants and lovely meals ? That would be new - for a change...LOL...

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  31. Yes, Eric, I hope you bought her. Too cute for words. I'd take part in the auction but unless she really can fly, the cost of freight will restrict me to dreaming of her instead, as I did here.

    Caro, you're smokin' today! Go girl! Heck, everyone's on a roll.

    TG: I knew you'd bring home the bacon!

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  32. It has obviosly been to the pig heaven and back ths is an Angelic Pig.

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  33. The pig that flies is gorgeous - and your link is too funny!

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  34. He is cute indeed. I like the phrase hens will grow teeth! he he.

    Our phrase is 'yeah, pigs might fly' when you doubt something will happen or if you tell someone something incredible, they might point to the window with a smirk and say 'uh huh, I see those pigs flying...'.

    So what's the exact French phrase for the hen thing please?

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  35. If my memory is correct, the flying pig is a symbol of Cincinnaty, OH, and gift shops are full with every variety of that animal :)

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  36. Eric, be honest: you bought this at the Yves St. Laurent auction, n'est-ce pas? I saw this next to the Brancusi sculpture on the Louis XIV coffee table.

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  37. Hello.... LOL Carrie.... good sense of humor.... next picture will be BABE in Paris (remember the movie of a piglet)... jjajajajajajaja or maybe... next will be Winnie Pooh and of course Piglet! We dont have those expresions... but have some similar... "That's why cows can fly" (imagen a cow instead of a pigeon lol... lot of "pup" everywhere... horrible) LOL

    Salut from Mx

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  38. Lynn,
    "So what's the exact French phrase for the hen thing please?"

    Quand les poules auront des dents !!

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  39. Ah, more pigs in Paris, love it! This would make an adorable door stop! He would fit perfectly in my home :)

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  40. It is so irresistibly charming! I think I'm in love with this piggy bank. So sweet!
    -Kim

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  41. Oh, Eric, look at THIS. . .the global CDPB vibes are working today!
    http://taipeicityphoto.blogspot.com/

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  42. I think it will work for me, too: I plan to go home tonight and eat like a pig!

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  43. LOL Kim. Funny coincidence isn't?

    Jeff "Eric, be honest: you bought this at the Yves St. Laurent auction, n'est-ce pas? I saw this next to the Brancusi sculpture on the Louis XIV coffee table." LOOOOOL yeah and I paid through the nose for it!

    FYI, no I did not buy it although I was tempted to come back (the store was closed)

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