Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sayings (2)

Writing about a saying yesterday, got me thinking – what a lot of different sayings there are, and several of them very contradictory to one another. Like for example – “many hands make like work” or the opposite one “too many cooks spoil the broth”. That one also makes me ask, why broth, why not soup or stew or rice pudding! There must be a lot of history behind a lot of these expressions. Who first said them? Why? When? How did they come to catch on? and still be used today? I think I might even be tempted to try and do some research and try and discover more about them, in my spare time.

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