October 18th, 2012

Mab's Blair

Say What? - A fool and his money are soon parted/pride comes before a fall

Today’s ‘Say What?’ post looks at a fool and his money are soon parted, and pride comes before a fall.

These two proverbs both embody what my NZ Oxford dictionary calls ‘a general truth’. The concepts behind the sayings appear self-evident, something that human society has always said. Just how long is ‘always’?

Blake’s 7 seems a perfect canon to illustrate matters of money and pride.
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