This intrigues me and I am wondering whether it is actually true - according to the experts we do.
I'm not only thinking of the use in everyday language but also why or how some of it came into being.
eg Happy as Larry ( larry lamb - lambs gambolling in a field and looking happy to our eyes ? but why Larry unless it came from the children's Larry the Lamb so relatively recent in terms of language per se.
Nothing serious ( or even garden related ) but dinner is on and it's getting too dark to garden