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Re: Help!

Posted by Lewis on August 18, 2003

In Reply to: Help! posted by Ste on August 18, 2003

: Hello!
: I need your help to know wheather this proverb is still used in English and on which occasions!
: Can it be considered misogynous?

: "Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool"
: (1864 (J. H. Friswell, Gentle Life 259): "The old English proverb, so often in the mouth of George III, was 'six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool')
: Thanks,
: bye!

From a Marxist perspective this proverb stinks! All should have four hours and be thankful.

From a capital perspective this proverb is correct. Workers should not laze in bed. Only a fool lays in bed when he could make money.