"It isn't nice to fool Mother Nature!"

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Sep 28 14:45:26 UTC 2006

And for the phrase "to fool Mother Nature" 28,000 hits--suggesting an abundance of allusions and adaptations.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 07:30:38 -0700
>From: "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>
>Subject: Re: "It isn't nice to fool Mother Nature!"
>On Sep 28, 2006, at 7:23 AM, Jon Lighter wrote:
>> Today's fogies will instantly recognize this line from a memorable margarine commercial of about 1970.  It seems to have become a semihumorous proverb with
>>   several dozen raw Googlits and about a half dozen exx. in Google Books.

>i think that was "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature".  12,700 raw google webhits for that version, only 24 for "It isn't nice..."

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