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The Pigggy With Wings-Flying Pig
The Flying Pigs are a musical sketch comedy team based in Aberdeen in the North-East of Scotland. Due to their BBC Scotland radio show "Desperate Fishwives" . It has received some UK-wide coverage.
- Make your visitors enjoy this garden statue "flying pig"
- Recycle metal art Fying Pig.
- Colors rich colors tones patina.
- Handcrafted with an age of patina finish.
- Each will vary due to handcrafting & painting.
- Application of a coat of sealant
- is recommended for lasting beauty.
- Outdoor or indoor.
- 131/2 " W x 18" T
Simple: cute & delicated Flying Pig. Beautiful to your outdoor or indoor space with this
hand made "Flying Pig" metal garden decor- Add personality with this Flying Pig.
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The phrase "when will pigs fly" is an adynaton – a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton are being applied) will never occur.
"When pigs fly" is an adynaton, a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. There are numerous variations on the theme; when an individual with a reputation for failure finally succeeds, onlookers may sarcastically claim to see a flying pig. ("Hey look! A flying pig!")  Other variations on the phrase include "And pigs will fly", this one in retort to an outlandish statement.
An example occurs in the film The Eagle Has Landed: an Irish secret agent working for the Nazis replies to a German general speaking of Germany's shortly winning World War II, "Pigs may fly, general, but I doubt it!" Later, when the Irishman sees German soldiers parachuting before an attack, he says to himself, "Mother of God! Flying pigs!"
An identical phrase, used to express impossibilities, exists in Romanian, Când o zbura porcul, literally meaning "When the pig shall fly". Similar phrases in English include "when hell freezes over", the Latin expression "to the Greek calends," and "and monkeys might fly out of my butt", popularized in Wayne's World skits and movies. They are examples of adynata. In Finnish, the expression "kun lehmät lentävät" (when cows fly) is used because of its alliteration.
In Polish, a similar expression is "See a tank rolling in here?", while simultaneously lowering a lower eyelid with a finger. Sometimes, when in return to this a slightly more limited, but still improbable answer is given, the speaker repeats the gesture, stating: "Maybe at least a gun barrel sticks out?":
- "I'm sure that the cows will make a permanent colony on the Moon by the end of 2012."
- "Yeah, sure. See a tank rolling in here?" (lowering the eyelid)
- "Well, maybe not 2012, but 2013, surely."
- "Maybe at least a gun barrel sticks out?" (repeating the gesture.)
The idiom is apparently derived from a centuries-old Scottish proverb, though some other references to pigs flying or pigs with wings are more famous. At least one appears in the works of Lewis Carroll