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Re: What does it mean? THANKS ESC

Posted by Keith Rennie on December 11, 2004

In Reply to: Re: What does it mean? posted by ESC on December 11, 2004

: : : 1.empty vessels make the most sound.
: : : 2.he stole his thunder.
: : : 3.she's thirty if she's a day?

: : 1. Similar to "an empty wagon makes the most noise." My interpretation -- a person who doesn't work as hard or isn't as useful tends to be the one who complains the most.

: : 2. Took attention away from someone else. "John was pleased that he got all B's on his report card. But his sister announced that she had straight A's and stole his thunder." (I am guessing that relates to a myth the theft of a hammer from Thor the god of thunder. http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/thrym.html )

: : 3. If she is even a day old (and obviously she is), then she has to be at least 30 years old.

The Thor response typifies why I love this site. Thanks ESC for the inspired guess.
--Keith