Another "Chinese proverb"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 11 21:55:21 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> moo

Anyone else remember the old days, when what a cow did was to _low_
and when saying that a cow "mooed" would have been liked saying that a
dog "arfed"?

Putin himself reminds of another Russian proverb: "Even the ocean
comes up only to his knees."

And there's another that I wish Obama would take to heart:

"Mine enemy has poured a bucket of shit on my head. Now, he's going to
have to lick it off."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
–Kathryn Schulz

The American Dialect Society -

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