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Re: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus

Posted by TheFallen on March 21, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus posted by Mario on March 21, 2002

: : See
: : http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/8/messages/978.html

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: Hi!

: Thanks for the response. Actually, that article is exactly where I first saw this proverb, but that still doesn't tell me what it's origin is...

: Anyone?

: Thanks!
: Mario.

To be brutally clear, it's a J.K. Rowling adaptation of an ancient proverb that is still with us, namely "let sleeping dogs lie", which was I believe around in much the same form in Roman times.