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Re: He who does not have a good head on their shoulders better have a good pair of legs

Posted by Una on May 25, 2006

In Reply to: He who does not have a good head on their shoulders better have a good pair of legs posted by D. Skliris on May 15, 2006

: My parents, immigrants to this country from Europe, would say the following phrase.
: "He who does not have a good head on their shoulders better have a good pair of legs, because they are going to do alot of walking."
: What country did this originate from? Is it Greek? Swedish? or from somewhere else?

This is interesting. I'm Korean and here we have a saying goes like, "If someone has a dull brain, it's his body who suffers from it'.
Clumsy translation, but you can guess the meaning I hope? If someone's not very intelligent then they probably will end up doing things in more inefficient way, causing more physical work and time, effort. So I guess, what you asked about has somewhat similar meaning with this..'If you can't trust your brain, then at least you'll have to have a strong body'

Una.