Modern Fable: Lions and gazelles (Dan Montano 1985 July 6)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 20 22:51:40 UTC 2011

On Nov 20, 2011, at 2:39 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> Even more proverbial than before.
> On NPR, the top Jeopardy winner of all time explains that, in order to
> win, "You don't have to outrun the bear. You just have to outrun the
> other guy."
> JL
I've encountered this not as a proverb but as a punchline of a joke:  "I don't have to run faster than the bear--I just have to run faster than you."


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