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A boiled egg short of a picnic?

One and a half bubbles out of plumb?

Silly as a 10 bob watch?

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer?

Or dumb as a bag of hammers?

That’s what “Haben Sie einen Schatten?” really means, but literally, it translates as “Have you got a shadow?”

The inventive folks at the Botanical Garden Summer Fete used it to nudge people towards plants that tolerate shade, with the rejoinder “Then take me!”

Smart bunch.

Bet they’ve got degrees and stuff……

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This entry was published on 24 June, 2015 at 08:00 and is filed under Botanics, Language, Mainz. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “A boiled egg short of a picnic?

  1. That’s new to me.

  2. I have not come across this phrase before. Will have to find an opportunity to use it.

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