HDAS negative "good thing."

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Apr 14 14:05:25 UTC 2014

Wilson quoted earlier:
>_Und._ a person who may be easily or profitably ... exploited,

At 4/13/2014 10:51 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>OTOH, I did serendip onto a possible origin in the Biblical proverb,
>"He who findeth a wife findeth a _good thing_."

Of course, as interpreted by theologians over the millennia, this
(Proverbs 18:22) means that
_good thing_ = _servant_, _slave_.


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