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Re: "strong back, weak mind"

Posted by David FG on March 17, 2006

In Reply to: "Strong back, weak mind" posted by Ben on March 17, 2006

: What is the origin of the phrase "strong back, weak mind"? Thanks for the help.

From the rather suspect idea that those performing hard physical work (strong in the back) are not intellectually gifted (weak in the head).

DFG