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paulflute


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Posted Mon Jun 4th, 2007 9:23pm Post subject: Antiphorisms
????????????
This is a thread about those annoying (ly wonderful) little things people say

... about how if you know enough of them you an use them to say anything you want to....
... and so appear to have always been right, of course....

So aphorisms in opposing couplets.....
e.g.

Too many cooks spoil the broth
but many hands make light work

It's never too late to learn
but you can't teach an old dog new tricks

Nothing ventured nothing gained
but fools rush in where wise men fear to tread

Any more for any more......??????
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rawlini


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Posted Tue Jun 5th, 2007 5:40am Post subject: Antiphorisms
When in Rome....
To thine own self be true.

The best things in life are free.
A penny for your thoughts.
(not exactly opposites, but interesting)

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paulflute


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Posted Tue Jun 5th, 2007 2:56pm Post subject: Antiphorisms
Excellante....

How about...

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
but throw caution to the wind

or a bit of Old versus New Testament

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
but always turn the other cheek

:0)

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