Posted by ESC on December 23, 2006
In Reply to: Once a Knight Is enough posted by James Briggs on December 23, 2006
: : I have a sticker on a heater box of my Morris Mini Cooper S that I recently purchased. It dates to around 1970. It reads...."Once A King Always A King, Once a Knight Is enough". What does this mean??? Where does the saying come from??? Cany anybody help.
: : Thanks
: It's a word play on 'knight' and 'night'. With innuendo you can work out what 'once a night...' implies!
I've told this before. But, what the heck.
Benny Ray Halstead, speech class, Shady Spring High School, 1968. He was sent to the office for ending a speech with: "Once a king, always a king. But once a knight's enough." Our teacher was around 21. This was her first year teaching and she was outraged. We were amused.
Benny died in Ba Xugen Province on Aug. 26, 1970. I always think about him when this phrase is mentioned.