Heard on The Judges: Asian proverb

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 28 19:04:30 UTC 2008

During the man-in-the-street portion of Judge Milian, an outside man
asks random people their opinion of a case. This case had to do with
relatives being sued by other relatives for payback of a loan. When a
middle-aged, Asian-American woman was asked her opinion, she replied:

"There's an old saying:

'When you lend to a friend, you'll be repaid by an enemy.'"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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