Mario's presence amongst us has caused many a proverb to seen in a new light. This is also true of common sayings.

It was Mario who discovered that a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.

contributed by gerry d

However a spoonful of Mario is far more potent.

Whether a spoonful of sugar helps Mario go down remains to be discovered.

contributed by martenla

Mario is as Mario does.

contributed by Whispers

Mario does not own a stove, oven, aga or microwave, because revenge is a dish best served cold.

contributed by Rodarama

You can lead Mario to water but you can't make him drink until he has done a full risk assessment and water analysis.

contributed by Rennie

Mario can make an omlette without breaking any eggs.

contributed by Rennie

Mario once made a silk purse out of a sows ear.

contributed by Ivor Biggun

Time and tide wait for no man.

But when Mario was late turning up at Liverpool docks for his weekly summit with King Neptune, a huge reverse tidal wave occurred, delaying the event for 23 minutes and enabling him to stride across the strand into the sea in his seven league boots, brushing aside some impertinent essays from sharks, crayfish and a few crabs.

contributed by jancee

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