The first time I heard the phrase, “You can’t polish a turd,” was in the movie Christine.
The turd in question was the star of the movie – a 1958 Plymouth Fury – that, at that point in the movie, looked suspiciously like one.
It’s one of those useful and evocative idioms that can actually be used in conversation. Well, some conversations.
I discovered the following video, and darned if it isn’t a couple of guys demonstrating how to polish poop.
My mind is reeling.
I’ve decided to go into denial, forget I saw the video, and blissfully continue saying, “You can’t polish a turd.”
I will try not to believe that any two people would have so little to do that they would try to prove that you can.