The ISIHAC
Proverbs By Initials Page

Last Updated
13 Dec 2004

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for proverbs, given only their set of initials. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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[ L.B.Y.L. :  Look between your legs
(Look before you leap) Not broadcast]
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
C.H.W.H. :  Cheap hat, wet head
(Cold hands, warm heart)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
B.I.T.T.W. :  Bomb Iraq Tuesdays, Thursdays & weekends
(Blood is thicker than water)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
F.W.B.N.P. :  Four wheels but no passengers
(Fine words butter no parsnips)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
A.W.P.N.B. :  All wet pants need boiling
(A watched pot never boils)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
B.C.B.C. :  Barry Cryer bankrolls Carlsberg
(Beggars can't be choosers)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
B.C.B.C. :  Be kind to bad spellers
(Beggars can't be choosers)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
[ T.I.S.T.F. :  This is such terrific fun
(Truth is stranger than fiction) Not broadcast]
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
[ N.M.C.S.T.M. :  No man can stomach Tim's moaning
(No man can serve two masters) Not broadcast]
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
T.N.T.L.T.P. :  Try not to lap the Pope
(There's no time like the present)
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
[ L.M.L.M.D. :  Liking Moneybox Live means death
(Love me, love my dog) Not broadcast]
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
[ N.W.W.C.O.A. :  Never work when t'{??? unreadable}'s on t'Aga
(Never work with children or animals) Not broadcast]
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
[ T.H.A.B.T.O. :  Tommy Handley always bought two oranges
(Two heads are better than one) Not broadcast]
Basingstoke
13 Dec 2004
(d?) after venue signifies a query regarding the Date of broadcast,
(??) signifies a query regarding Venue of broadcast


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