Dumb As A Rock, Dumber Than A Speck Of Dust, Downright Brain Dead
Ed, my old neighbor, has an instinct for exaggeration. He doesn’t stop at describing someone, in only one way. He keeps magnifying his first description. He recently told me that a cousin of his was as dumb as a rock, then, later, he said his cousin was dumber than a speck of dust. Before he was done, Ed shared his cousin was down-right-brain dead. Ed uses the same exaggerations for sheep.
Obviously, Ed has no respect for sheep. When he skyped last, I was doing research on the sheepfolds for sheep that Jesus referred to in the Bible. The only thing Ed is impressed with concerning sheep is the excellent ability of dogs to herd sheep. He has a great respect for the Border Collie as a herding dog for sheep.