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Re: You can't teach an old dog new tricks

Posted by R. Berg on March 05, 2006

In Reply to: You can't teach an old dog new tricks posted by Louise on March 04, 2006

: who first said "you can't teach an old dog new tricks?"

Somebody dead, no doubt. It's usually impossible to trace traditional proverbs like that one to the first speaker. Researchers are doing well if they can determine what country a saying originated in.