Modern Proverbs Appeal (UNCLASSIFIED)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 24 18:45:06 UTC 2007

At 2:15 PM -0400 5/24/07, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>On Thu, 24 May 2007, Jim Parish wrote:
>>The version I'm familiar with - which I do use as a proverb - is "To a
>>man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I don't know where I
>>ran across it, though.
>I suppose it could be considered a quotation that has become proverbial.
P.S.  I assume it's safe to dismiss the numerous web sites that
attribute the above bon mot to Mark Twain?  Is that just the Default
Attribution Principle at work?


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