Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 07:38:08 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: Proverbial (Twisted) 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 >bowman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Seth Sklarey adds: "It always looks darkest before it turns totally black." Our Florida Governor Lawton Chiles after pulling a last minute, come from behind, surprise victory over challenger Jeb Bush said: "The he-coon walks just before the light of day." My father used to say: "If a guy's a pig, you hit him one across the snout." And was the author serious or sarcastic who said "Chastity is its own reward?" Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritted Word Coconut Grove, Florida Crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]