Why do people say “cute as a button”? I’ve literally never seen a button and thought “HOW CUTE”. If anything it’s barely functional. It’s like saying that you’re “adorable as velcro”. Or "sweet as a zipper." "Fascinating as a safety pin". Although, I guess it’s better than “cuter than a bug’s ear”.
I mean, come on. It’s hard not to be cuter than an insect appendage.
I just looked it up. It says “cute as a button” is short for “a button quail”. What’s a button quail, you ask? Well apparently, it's terrifying looking.....like a poultry demon. Go ahead and google it if you don't believe me.
It’s like if Satan…was a bird. Except, now that I think about it, Satan is supposed to be super hot and tempting to make you fall for his lies and pretty words, so maybe in a round-about way it all makes sense.
”Your baby is as cute as Satan.”
I want that on a greeting card.