Do you ever use expressions that are very descriptive and then suddenly wonder what they really mean? Where they really come from? This sign was discovered on the side of a very unique record and tape business in San Antonio, TX. They specialize in hard to find music, of the heavy metal, punk and edgy independent kind. http://sanantonio.cityvoter.com/hogwild-records
As I was thinking of this piece this morning, I realized just how steeped in Christianity our country is. The expression " Go hog wild" refers back to the Bible. In Matthew 7:6, we are admonished not to throw our pearls before swine, because they will turn and trample them under their feet.
In Matthew 8: 28-34 we learn the story of Jesus casting violent demons out of two men and sending them into a herd of swine.
I was totally blown away when I realized the implication of going "Hog Wild!"
I have always been fond of the expression and have always like to act wild and crazy! But I certainly don't want to filled with demons or trample pearls! Looks like I need a new expression! LOL :)