[Ads-l] New proverb

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sat Dec 13 15:50:09 UTC 2014


_The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs_ records "Where you stand depends on where you sit (Where you sit determines where you stand)," from 1966.  

That makes more sense than the McCain saying!  Maybe a garbling has occurred . . . .

--Charlie

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Have heard this at least three times in the past week.

Earlier (Aug. 28, 2013)
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2013/08/29/mccain-if-us-strikes-syria-without-intent-regime-change-then-what-are-we-supposed-accompl
<http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2013/08/29/mccain-if-us-strikes-syria-without-intent-regime-change-then-what-are-we-supposed-accompl>


"Sen. John McCain, R - Ariz.: By the way, the president just showed on
issues like these, it's not where you stand, it's where you sit. He sits in
a very different place now."

It seems essentially to mean "A politicians actions speak louder than his
words."

The wisdom of Inglish.

JL

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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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