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Old dogs

Posted by Shae on September 06, 2003

In Reply to: Wisdom devil other langs posted by rafa lesp on September 06, 2003

: Hi,

: Can I ask if there are any other languages which have the expression (literally translated from Spanish):

: "The devil knows more by being old than by being a devil"

: In being used fairly often on the Madrid streets these days. I ask because it does seem uniquely clever and universal, characteristics which should elevate it to multilanguage status.

There's one used here in Ireland: 'The old dog for the road.' The old dog has survived through experience. It's used to describe a person who has survived many difficulties and has learned much from the experiences.