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A watched pot never boils

Posted by Chuck Gilbert on May 27, 2005

A watched pot never boils. What I have heard is that the expression meant somthing completly different when it came about, as it had one more word in it. The original expression was to ment to be one of caution not having to do with waiting rather to do with precaution - "A watched pot never boils OVER". Take the one word away and it takes on a whole new meaning. Just what I heard, could be true, could be B.S.