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- Proverbs and Old Sayings.A green Xmas makes a fat churchyard.One swallow never made a Summer.Long churning makes bad bad butter. (said of pairs who are a long time engaged to be married)There is no old stocking but meets an old boot.You can't make a silk purse out of a sows lug (ear).Live horse and you'll eat grass.Die dog or eat a hatchet.A wet and a windy May fills the(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.