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Old 12-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Battling Proverbs!

Post a proverb that contradicts in some way the previously posted proverb. Do not post a proverb that's already been posted in the same chain.

Non-English proverbs are welcome, but must also be given with an English translation.

Current chain starts here.




(Original proverb: Too many cooks spoil the broth)

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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Ah, but

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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"Con la gente no es temible la muerte."

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Hmm.. OK, I can see how you could apply that here.

How about "A little of what you fancy does you good"
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #9
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #10
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:12 AM   #13
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #14
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A summary so far:

I'm not convinced that these three actually fit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreams View Post
"Con la gente no es temible la muerte."
*Misery loves company*
Quote:
Originally Posted by poohbear_nc View Post
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kindlekitten View Post
a chicken for every pot! [Not a proverb - a quote from a political advert!]




Proverbs saying that having more (people/things) is not better.
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
"Too many cooks spoil the broth"
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Originally Posted by Bilbo1967 View Post
"Two's company, three's a crowd"
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
"A little of what you fancy does you good"
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Originally Posted by guanaco View Post
"The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned."

Proverbs saying that having more (people/things) is better.
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Originally Posted by Bilbo1967 View Post
"Many hands make light work"
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
"The more the merrier"
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
"Two heads are better than one"

Any more?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 AM   #15
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