Modern Proverbs Appeal

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed May 23 02:00:50 UTC 2007

Here goes.  I checked the YBQ, but didn't find it.  In my defense, I'm an
old fart and need lots of light to read.

"It's showtime!"

I remembered this after watching "Beetlejuice" tonight with my daughter and
hearing Michael Keaton speak it.   And I had an epiphany, remembering it
from the movie about Bob Fosse, "All That Jazz." At least I think.

Sam Clements

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Shapiro" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 11:49 AM
Subject: Modern Proverbs Appeal

>I would welcome suggestions of "modern proverbs" (defined for this purpose
> as proverbs whose earliest evidence is post-1900) other than those listed
> in The Yale Book of Quotations and Dictionary of American Proverbs.
> Suggestions made without checking those two reference works are fine too.
> Fred Shapiro
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