"recognize the wool from the lamb"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Oct 4 16:35:51 UTC 2011

At 10/4/2011 12:20 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>On Oct 4, 2011, at 10:23 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
> > Seems like the expression ought to be "recognize (or know) the
> lamb from the wool,"
>Then there's "from the lambing to the wool", as in Judy Small's
>eponymous tribute song to Australian sheep-raisers.  But no problem
>telling one from the other in that case.

As in the many instances of "the wool from the lamb" without
"recognize"!  As I found to my dismay.


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