Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The north wind shall blow, and we shall have snow and other stories

Five sayings I do believe to be true:

A stitch in time saves nine: Or 99. Whatever, but it's true.

Ne'er cast clout til May is out: I didn't bring a coat today, and it's quite chilly. Don't get too comfortable when the sun comes out in May, as the next day it will be cold.

Pride comes before a fall: I've seen it far too often for it not to have the ring of truth about it.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride: And how

Kind words butter no parsnips: Not really sure about this one, but generally, the meaner you are, the more you get in life, or so the saying would have you believe.

And five I don't:

All's fair in love and war: No it isn't.

Look before you leap: Depends. A ravine, a puddle, a crevice, yes. Taking a few risks in life. No.

Why keep a dog and bark yourself?: Akin to slavery.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may: Until next year's crop.

Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone: Not necessarily. It depends if you got good friends or not.


Roman Empress said...

Pride comes before a fall. I'm with you on that one. I've seen a few cases recently where people have been getting cocky and then something awful happens, so yes. Add to this my Dad's maxim of, 'don't aim too high, it's a long way down'. I love my Dad.

A Kitten in a Brandy Glass said...

I've never heard the parsnip one before, but it's great and I shall force it into many a conversation from now on.

"There's plenty more fish in the sea" has always been annoying; of course, due to overfishing, it's now also untrue in the literal sense. However, I always liked my granny's follow-up line to it, which was "There's better fish than's ever been caught". I wondered how she knew that, though, if they've never been caught...

office pest said...

"Measure twice, cut once" is one of my favourites. E.g. make sure you know what you're doing rather than just assume you do.