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Great quote, who said it, no references.

Happy Safe Fourth,

Michael
 
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I think you have the first half of this saying wrong, since it seems to be saying the same thing about both pigs and hogs.
What I am finding is:

"Pigs stay on the farm, Hogs go to slaughter"
- Said when someone tries to screw the system too much.
Old saying, no clear date or source of origin.

Variations: “Pigs get fat….” , “Pigs get fed….” Etc.
 
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Thanks Jon,

The idea comes from financial dealings. Pigs go to market, hogs to slaughter. I like the comment, pigs stay on the farm, hogs go to slaugher.

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Michael
 
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Whoever said this probably never raised any pigs or hogs in their entire life. Most city folk don't know the difference between a pig and a hog. (A pig is juvinile swine while a hog [top hog] weighs about 200 pounds on the hoof when it goes to the slaughter house.)

I have never heard either of these sayings in my life and I live in a rural area. About the most common sayings about swine reads as follows;

I ate so much that I feel like a fattening hog.

I guess he showed them what hog ate the cabbage.

He has been eating high on the hog.

Don't make a pig of yourself!
 
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Well, there's always this Greg Brown song:

FOUR WET PIGS
(Greg Brown)

Here's a little song about four wet pigs
Here's a little song about four wet pigs
Two of 'em little and two of 'em big
They danced all night at the Pigtown Jig

The two that were little were just half-grown
The two that were big were big as a barn
Big as a barn and tall as a tree
Took 'em right down to the factory

Slice 'em into bacon, chop 'em into ham
Roll 'em into hot dogs, squeeze 'em into Spam*
Throw their little eyes out in the rain
Pickle their feet and scramble their brains

Here's a little song about two wet pigs
Standin' by the slop trough, smokin' their cigs
Hopin' to God that they never get big
They danced all night at the Pigtown Jig



And, oh yeah:

"Big pig or little pig, Root, hog, or die."
which is from "a minstrel song variously titled 'Root, Hog, Or Die' or 'Do Jog Along', sometimes credited to George W.H. Griffin, which was first copyrighted in 1856," according to Wikipedia.

Oh! And I remember this from one of the several Mother Goose collections that enriched my childhood, although the version I swiped it from to post it here was apparently collected by Alan Lomax . .

There was a lady loved a swine.
"Honey," said she,
"Pig hog, wilt thou be mine?"
"Humph!* " said he.


Oh, man--pig/hog quotations. What glorious potential there is there! But I'll shut up now.
 
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This quote is actually about greed.

Pigs go to market, hogs go to slaughter means the pig survives.

As for the Hog, Foam the runway.

Michael

I love Warren Buffett's quote, "Risk comes from not knowing what your doing."
 
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Michael, I see your point, but the thing is. . .the pig only survives in the short term. The person who buys it at the market does so with the intent of fattening it for ultimate slaughter. . .Probably I have too literal a mind.
 
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Excellent point Kmccary, best not be a pig period.

I've heard a person can't be cheated unless they expect something for nothing and that's why the market is one big casino.

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Michael
 
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