To “sugarcoat” something is to make something more pleasant than it actually is. “Don’t put/sprinkle sugar on shit and tell me it’s a brownie/candy/chocolate” is a stronger way of saying not to sugarcoat something.
“Don’t sprinkle sugar on shit and tell me it’s fucking candy!” was cited in 2006. “Don’t put a turd in front of my face and tell me it’s a brownie” was cited in 2008. “You can’t sprinkle sugar on shit and tell me it’s chocolate” was cited on Twitter on October 13, 2009.
“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” is a similar saying.
The Free Dictionary
tr.v. sug·ar·coat·ed, sug·ar·coat·ing, sug·ar·coats
1. To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant: a sentimental treatment that sugarcoats a harsh reality.
2. To coat with sugar: sugarcoat a pill.
Don’t sprinkle sugar on shit and tell me it’s fucking candy! 5 videos No views Last updated on Aug 28, 2006
Piss and Moan
February 15 2008 02:56PM
not in a bad mood.................i’m done with the subject but don’t put a turd in front of my face and tell me it’s a brownie.........cause it sure as heck still smells like a turd
You can’t sprinkle sugar on shit and tell me it’s chocolate.....chocolate can make you shit though!
11:29 AM - 13 Oct 2009
Primos Cabin Chat
post Jul 26 2010, 02:48 AM
Not tying to be rude, but don’t poop in the snow and tell me it’s a brownie.
Dont put sugar on a piece of shit and tell me its a candy bar...its a piece of shit. Dont sugar coat what you wanna say either. JUST SAY IT!
9:27 PM - 26 Aug 2010
Don’t sprinkle sugar on your bullshit and then tell me it’s candy!
3:01 PM - 7 Dec 2010
Dnt put sugar on s**t and tell me its chocolate!
8:55 AM - 31 Jan 2011
don’t poop on my plate and tell me it’s a brownie.
7:50 AM - 19 Feb 2011
Dont put sugar on shit and tell me its cake
5:58 AM - 18 Jan 2012
Don’t put sugar on shit and tell me it’s a brownie !!
1:52 AM - 8 Feb 2013
Don’t try to sugar coat shit and tell me it’s a Brownie....
7:53 PM - 20 Jun 2013
@Meagabux don’t sprinkle sugar on dog shit and tell me it’s a brownie.
9:50 AM - 2 Dec 2013
If you’re going to give me shit don’t sprinkle sugar on it and tell me it’s a brownie.
11:32 AM - 23 Mar 2014
WDSU News (New Orleans, LA)
Andrew Jackson statue comes under scrutiny at City Council meeting
Published 5:20 PM CDT Mar 31, 2016
Councilwoman Stacy Head replied, saying, “Much of what you say resonates with me because I detest inconsistency. I would prefer, to use an old adage, ‘If you’re going to feed me horse poop, tell me it’s horse poop. Don’t sprinkle sugar on it and tell me it’s a brownie.’”