Sometimes people will see you commenting on how big a woman’s boobs are and say “Well if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black!” as they gesture to your poofy man breasts. What kind of saying is this? When most people hear “pot” they think marijuana, but that’s not what they’re talking about. However, the person who invented this saying must have been smoking something because it’s absolutely ridiculous. First of all, pots don’t talk. They’re ceramic wares, they have no vocal cords or even the sentience to form a thought. Okay, so most of us know that, but the bigger flaw of this saying is that not all pots are black. Not all kettles are black either. If these were objects synonymous with the color black then I could maybe see how this saying works, but it’s just not so. If you said this saying to someone who had never heard it before they’d have absolutely no idea what the hell you were talking about. There are other objects far better associated with colors than pots and kettles that would work better in this saying for example: milk calling paper white or smurfs calling my balls blue. An even better example would be “Michael Jackson calling someone white.” Now that’s something anyone can understand. If Michael Jackson was still alive and mocked someone for being caucasian or pale then everyone would see the hypocrisy in that. But a pot calling a kettle black? That’s just absurd.
|Pots and kettles had beef back in the day. Pots just couldn't keep from talking shit, but since then they've squashed it.|