Modern Proverbs Appeal (UNCLASSIFIED)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri May 25 00:01:54 UTC 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007, Laurence Horn wrote:

> 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?

I'm not sure whether your questions above are rhetorical, but the answer,
of course, is yes.

Fred Shapiro

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