Talk:different as chalk and cheese
the English idiom "different as chalk and cheese," meaning similar in superficial appearance but very dissimilar in nature. There was a talk on the radio (Radio 4 week commencing Mon 14th July 2008) over the last few days where the author talked about what a block of English West Country chalk looks like, grainy, white with holes in. She went on to say that now-a-days people do not know what a block of immature cheese looks like before the maturation has turned it yellow - very similar to the block of chalk. Perhaps someone else could confirm the broadcast details? —This unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) at 14:50, 20 July 2008.