Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 12:00:10 -0700

From: Laurie M Bowman bowman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.ARIZONA.EDU

Subject: Re: Proverbial Knowledge

One variant that I've enjoyed is "You've buttered your bread, now lie in it!"

Oh, my God! I thought my mother was the only one who said that.

Some other Mom-isms:

"At the end of every rainbow is a silver lining."

"He left his footprint across the face of time." (Ouch!)

"If you can't beat 'em, forget about it."

Laurie Bowman

Department of Linguistics

University of Arizona, Tucson