[Ads-l] New to me: a saw

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 14 23:25:49 UTC 2018

Heard, spoken by mid-thirty-ish black man, loser in a civil lawsuit: "A
bought lesson is a taught lesson."

Misery Loves Company, But God Loves Us More - Page ix and Page  195
Adrienne L. Miller - 2009 - ‎Preview
Page ix:
A bought lesson is a taught lesson
Page 195:
It's one thing to pay for a foolish lesson with my own money, but when I
have to learn a lesson at the expense of my love [sic] ones and friends, _a
bought lesson is a taught lesson_.
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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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