Quote brings animation to the inanimate
Quotable phrase: "I could talk the ears off of a wooden Indian."
Citation: Weblog ripped by RB Ripley, from October 24, 2005
Usage: Third paragraph, last line and a half: ‘describing himself, Earle's been quoted, "I could talk the ears off of a wooden Indian.")’ [color font mine]
Comment 1: An interesting turn of phrase.
Comment 2: I apologize if including this phrase offends anyone, especially our Native American cousins. The image portrayed here is not disparaging of Native Americans but rather is reflective of making the inanimate become animated -- immovable ears drop off. What might be disparaging to Native Americans is the "wooden Indian" itself.