Oliver did not believe in photoshop.
Warts & All – Phrase Origin
Apparently the expression, warts and all originated from Oliver Cromwell when he commissioned Sir Peter Lely to paint his portrait. Cromwell apparently abhor personal vanity with a passion that he instructed that his portrait should be painted with warts and all
Warts & All
Common beliefs and superstitions about warts:
- Do not touch a toad or else you’ll get warts.
- Do not touch a wart or the blood from a wart.
- This one is really strange: rub a piece of bread on the wart and then bury the bread; once the bread has decomposed, the wart will fall off and disappear.
- Find a witch to sell your wart to for a pin or a coin.