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Folklore: another modern proverb

leeneia 24 Dec 20 - 11:06 AM
GUEST,Guest 24 Dec 20 - 11:23 AM
GUEST 24 Dec 20 - 11:43 AM
leeneia 25 Dec 20 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Guest 25 Dec 20 - 09:00 PM
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Subject: Folklore: another modern proverb
From: leeneia
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 11:06 AM

Not long ago, we had a thread going on modern proverbs. I can't find the thread now, so I'm putting a modern proverb here.

I was reading a true-crime book, about a man who hired a loser to kill his wife. According to the author, the police have a proverb for crimes like this:

"Look at the in-laws before you start searching for outlaws."

Like most modern proverbs, it's pithy, it conveys wisdom, and it has a play on words. I like it.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: another modern proverb
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 11:23 AM

It all depends what is modern.

Grannie always maintained "It always sometimes never happens what's least expected most"

Also recently saw
Getting old is like a toilet roll - the closer the end the faster it goes!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: another modern proverb
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 11:43 AM

This thread, leeneia.

Just put 'proverb' in the filter box and roll the date back a bit.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: another modern proverb
From: leeneia
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 11:56 AM

I tried that.

Mods, if you would like to merge this thread with that thread, it would be fine with me.

GG, thanks for the two new proverbs.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: another modern proverb
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 09:00 PM

Many a true jest spoken in words.

Locks only keep honest people out.

If you owe the bank £10k it's your problem, if you owe them a million it's theirs.


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