I have to know. One of my favorite off-color expressions is the old one about ‘standing out like a turd in a punchbowl…’ – hence your inspiration for the blog name? Just curious.
(now, I’ve got the giggles. way to go.)
My folks are from rural southeast Missouri (i.e., in and near the “bootheel”) and I grew up hearing this expression used a little bit differently than the first two examples; more in the context of hospitality. For example, “he’s about as welcome as a turd in a punchbowl.”
For more euphemisms and expressions like this, I recommend a nice little booklet (it’s only 42 pages long) by Tom Ladwig called, “How to Talk Dirty Like Grandad”.