I have always been intrigued by that story. I wonder why he made that suggestion. I don't see any meaningful difference (as it relates to the song) between "bigger than dinner plates" and "as big as dinner plates."Interestingly, apparently this was the only song where Johnny recommended Morrissey change the lyrics, and amend "bruises bigger than dinner plates" to "bruises as big as dinner plates". He was ignored at the time so never tried to interfere again, but it must have lodged somewhere in Moz's consciousness, as he changed the line when he started playing it live as a solo artist decades later.