The Languid Goat is Always Thin: World's Strangest Proverbsby Stephen Arnott
- With patience and saliva the ant swallows the elephant.
Proverbs take a different spin in The Languid Goat Is Always Thin. This entertaining volume gathers folkloric saying from around the world. Sometimes wise, sometimes daft, mostly incomprehensibly peculiar, the proverbs in The Languid Goat will have readers shaking their heads in amusement. Some Examples:
- With patience and saliva the ant swallows the elephant. -Columbian
- Badly cut hair is two men's shame. -Danish
- There is no economy in going to bed early to save candles if the result be twins. - Chinese
From Ethiopia to China to France, countries around the world weigh in with their bizarre proverbs. This outlandish collection will delight readers with its wonderfully warped wisdom. Proverbs have long been humanity's sound bites. Snippets of sagacity, proverbs presumably sum up the best thinking on a subject in a terse, inspiring way.
Okay, so not always. Through the years, some of our most famous wits have used and abused well-worn sayings, adapting them for their own comic purposes. Groucho Marx, Mae West, and Joan Rivers are only a few of the well-known perpetrators featured in the hilarious new book Do Unto Others...Then Run. Some examples:
- Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.-Louise Beal
- A watched pot is usually owned by someone without cable.-Philip J. Frankenfeld
- History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. -Philip Guedalla
Do Unto Others is sure to appeal to everyone who enjoys wordplay, puns, twisted meanings, and quick comebacks.
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