[Ads-l] suckers

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 20 14:46:52 UTC 2021

I may have heard the Buffett attribution, now that I think about it. I've
only heard the saying on cable news.


On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 9:47 AM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > John Avlon, CNN today: "There's an old saying in poker: 'If you look
> around
> > the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.'
> >
> > I've heard this once or twice before, probably only within the past two
> > years.
> It is an interesting adage.
> The Quote Investigator article about it begins with a 1979 citation.
> Super-investor Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway helped to popularize
> the saying when he used it in the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder
> letter released in 1988.
> Look Around the Poker Table; If You Can’t See the Sucker, You’re It
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/07/09/poker-patsy/
> Garson
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