Adage – a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth
1) Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. – Not really; it just makes me sleepy.
2) Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. – If we didn’t, how on earth could we ever buy a dozen eggs at the grocery store?
3) Handsome is as handsome does. – Nope. By any standard of conduct, Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney and Sean Connery are handsome.
4) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. – Not if you’re a birder seeking to win the big year, or participating in the World Series of Birding in New Jersey!
5) Out of sight, out of mind. – Obviously, whoever made this one up never had a pressing problem to worry about.
6) There is no such thing as a stupid question. – Well, yes, yes there is.
7) A penny saved is a penny earned – unless you owe back taxes, then it is a penny paid to the government.
8) Practice makes perfect. – No, imperfect practice perfects imperfection
9) Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. – Really? Wounds from sticks and stones heal relatively quickly but word wounds will sting for generations!
10) An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Not according to the USDA food pyramid or plate or whatever it is they are using these days.
And in other news –
(Dedicated to the Jefferson Davis High School “get-by” class of 1986, working its way through to a new generation!)
The following conversation repeated verbatim from yesterday.
Mom, in response to an e-mail from a teacher: Kayla, what is this about you not having your study sheet in social studies today?
Kayla: Mom, she told us to take it home last night.
Kayla: She didn’t tell us to take it back.
Mom: Kayla, it’s implied!
Have a great weekend everyone!