View Poll Results: butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.

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  • He looks guilty.

    1,070 32.94%
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    1,587 48.86%
  • He looks hungry.

    251 7.73%
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    340 10.47%
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    Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    Click here for the definition of this idiom.
    Last edited by Tdol; 05-Jan-2006 at 09:06.

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    This time, I did not cheat. Got it right. Thanks a lot

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    Also better without cheating.

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    Talking Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Also better without cheating.
    well, look at my face don't you think that "butter wouldn't melt in my mouth?" j/k

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    I certainly do.

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    This is the first time I hear this idiom. I can't actually associate being innocent to butter not melting in one's mouth.

    I thought if a person is not greedy, even if you put butter in his mouth (yuck)
    it wouldn't melt.

    Another thought, he is such a cold (unfriendly) person, even if you put butter in his mouth it wouldn't melt.

    And I was all wrong...

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by light
    This is the first time I hear this idiom. I can't actually associate being innocent to butter not melting in one's mouth.
    I thought if a person is not greedy, even if you put butter in his mouth (yuck)
    it wouldn't melt.
    Another thought, he is such a cold (unfriendly) person, even if you put butter in his mouth it wouldn't melt.
    And I was all wrong...
    It is believed that this saying originated because butter melts in a warm environment. A person who is guilty but playing innocent is considered cool or even cold and calculating. So cold that butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    hmm.. so this person is not really innocent but pretending to be innocent

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    Never heard about it , but I managed to guess the right meaning

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    Re: Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

    ohh my guessis wrong better luck nexttime

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