Posted by Word Camel on April 05, 2002
In Reply to: Clock... posted by ESC on April 04, 2002
: : : I heard an
interesting phrase yesterday.
: : : "Even a broken clock is right twice a day"
: : : No origin needed. But under what circumstance would you use this phrase.
: : : Is it wit or profound?
: : : Thanks
: : It's been around
a long time. You use it when a poor thinker--or someone who always harps on the
same message--happens to have spoken the truth this time because of sheer luck
or because circumstances have changed. Or you use it to dismiss someone you don't
like; = "Just because he's right this once doesn't mean he knows how to reason."
: : Wit vs. profound? Hard to say--and how much of a difference is there anyway? I suppose it was witty the first time it was said.
: Even a blind hog finds an acorn ever once in a while.
The sun's got to shine on a dog's a s s some time.