A Sledgehammer to crack a nut

The Crone is tonight watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins–Gretel’s choice of viewing, for despite her DC heritage she is an ardent Cowboys fan. The Crone is eating nuts and is pondering the expression ” A sledgehammer to crack a nut”. It plainly makes no sense. Have you seen the damage a regular nutcracker does to a nut?  Shrapnel everywhere. It’s hard to believe a sledgehammer would be any worse. Perhaps, in 2010, the Crone will launch a design competition and award a Golden Brazil or Platinum Pecan to anyone who can crack the problem–without shattering the nut.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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