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#206520 - 07/27/12 02:18 PM Another pass-around, but.  
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Less Famous Proverbs

1. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

2. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.

3. A day without sunshine is like ... night.

4. On the other hand...................you have different fingers.

5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

6. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

7. When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.

8. Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.

9. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

10. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

11. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

12. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.

13. Honk if you love peace & quiet.

14. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?

15. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

16. It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial cost and blamed it on the cost of living.

17. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

18. It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try and pass them.

19. You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

20. Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world's population.

21. The things that come to those who wait are usually the things left by those who got there first.

22. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

23. It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

24. I wished the buck stopped here, as I could use a few.

25. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

26. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

#206524 - 07/27/12 05:24 PM Re: Another pass-around, but. [Re: Jackie]  
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11. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

my favorite.


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#206526 - 07/27/12 09:30 PM Re: Another pass-around, but. [Re: Jackie]  
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Less Famous Proverbs
3. A day without sunshine is like ... night.

Or either:

3. Orange juice without breakfast is like sunshine without a day.

#206537 - 07/29/12 01:39 PM Re: Another pass-around, but. [Re: Jackie]  
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I love all of them Jackie and must remember them to use sometime.

#207703 - 10/19/12 12:34 AM Re: Less famous proverbs [Re: Jackie]  
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Here are some more:

27. If at first you don't succeed, you've probably misread the instructions.

28. The best things in life are free, but you should be wary of free offers.

29. I thank my friends for everything they have done for me. I curse my enemies for everything; they have done for me.

30. If someone gives you a present marked 'Gift', make sure it isn't from Germany.

31. In Britain, a trade union is a workers' association. In France, it is a hyphen.

32. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so don't eat one if you're ill in bed.

33. The lion shall lie down with the lamb, or sometimes with the beef or the pork.

34. If a man smites you on one cheek, turn the other cheek and smite him on that.

35. Don't count your chickens until you've turned your calculator on.

36. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, but there are still plenty left in the Church.

37. You can lead a horse to water, but it's quicker to ride it.

38. Turning down the heating saves energy. So does turning it up, as it stops you shivering.

39. People who played golf with Bing Crosby took the rough with the smooth.

40. The twelfth part of a year is a month. The twentieth part of a year is Inauguration Day.

41. What were the names of the two main antagonists in "Nineteen Eighty-Four"? Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Scargill.

42. When in Rome, do as the Romans do wear a toga.

43. Don't mince your words, unless you have to eat them.

#207707 - 10/19/12 04:46 PM Re: Less famous proverbs [Re: A C Bowden]  
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Just purchased my toga.


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#207724 - 10/20/12 02:43 PM Re: Less famous proverbs [Re: A C Bowden]  
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40. The twelfth part of a year is a month. The twentieth part of a year is Inauguration Day.

...Inauguration Day used be when the newly-elected would March fourth.

#207939 - 11/06/12 02:26 PM Re: Less famous proverbs [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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31. In Britain, a trade union is a workers' association. In France, it is a hyphen.

Can anyone explain this one?

#207940 - 11/06/12 03:41 PM Re: Less famous proverbs [Re: Alex Williams]  
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Originally Posted By: Alex Williams
31. In Britain, a trade union is a workers' association. In France, it is a hyphen.

Can anyone explain this one?

The French for "hyphen" is trait d'union (with a silent final t in trait).


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