Monday, 20 February 2012

Don't book a judge by his cover

Firstly... make sure you have read the title right. No, I did not type it wrongly.

I came across a comic strip in The Sunday Times of Singapore yesterday which gave me a chuckle. The strip is called Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley, and it was about a certain fable that makes a twist of a well-known English proverb. I did a search and found that the strip is also available online. Click on the image below for a larger view :

Source from -> gocomics.com
While googling for the comic strip, I came across a limerick which touches on the same subject but at a different angle :

An old British justice named Glover
Once murdered his wife and her lover.
A clue was then found:
His wig on the ground!
But you can't book a judge by his cover.

Heheheh... This lovely pun came from Mr Graham Lester, whose website has other funny poems.

If you find the above two pieces amusing, then you might be interested to know that there is another cheeky version that deals with `don't cover a judge by his book'. But we'll leave that story for another day...

11 comments:

book seller said...

there got one more situation..don't judge a books by it's movie...hehe..

:)

hazeleyed lady said...

...this sure lighten my day...(:

Wan Sharif said...

Nice one you have there Sir..
Sure need good command of English to do such an entry.

Oldstock said...

Book seller,

Yes, normally I find movies based on books that I've read, a bit disappointing.

Oldstock said...

Lady Hazel, hope today would be a happy one for you too..

Oldstock said...

Ayoh Wang,

At first reading, I didn't catch it... so I had to re-read the comic strip before I understood the play on words. I also wondered about the version that goes 'never cover a judge by his book' and was curious enough to search for that story... quite funny too.

In Malay peribahasa, an equivalent twist on words would probably be `ada udang di sebalik mee'.

VersedAnggerik said...

Muahahaha....

Hilarious how some twisted words and turn of sentence can carry a totally different meaning!

Oldstock said...

Verse,

If you know any judges who are into karaoke, maybe can tell this story, hehe...

book seller said...

err, how about the lawyer?..hehe.. :)

Oldstock said...

Errr.... Book seller, I cannot post anymore lawyer jokes. Nanti my friend Verse takmo kawan dah ;-)

book seller said...

hehehe....lol! sentap eh?... :D