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Re: Origin of Saying

Posted by EAH on August 26, 2003

In Reply to: Origin of Saying posted by Gil Thomas on August 25, 2003

: Where does "It's like giving a Donkey strawberries" originate from?

According to Richard S. Kennedy, the phrase originated in English music halls. It has a similar meaning to "casting pearls before swine".
Neither animal has appreciation for these human treasures.

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