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Re: The best of both worlds

Posted by ESC on August 20, 2002

In Reply to: The best of both worlds posted by Martin on August 20, 2002

: Can anybody tell where this phrase come from?
: "the best of both worlds"
: thans a lot!!!
: martin

To start off this discussion...a related phrase:
BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS, THE - "The optimal condition, quite often as it is seen by an optimist like Dr. Pangloss in Voltaire's 'Candide' : "in this best of all possible worlds.all is for the best.' A bit of sport is had with the term in James Branch Cabell's 'The Silver Stallion' : 'The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears this is true.'" "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).