In one scene Peggy admitted: I feel older than dirt and ugly as homemade sin. In another, she remembered that even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while. She reminded herself to be careful: Don’t squat on your spurs. In a particularly tense scene, Peggy confessed that she felt as jumpy as a skillet full of fleas.
We called these “Peggy-isms,” and we both felt that they told a lot about the character’s personality and added color to the story. Besides, coming up with all those sayings was just plain fun!
Do you have any favorite sayings? I found myself muttering, “Six of one; half dozen of the other” recently, and “It’ll all come out in the wash” is one of my favorites. Maybe Peggy’s clichés have had an effect on me!