Posted by ESC on May 27, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Boys will be boys posted by Parthian on May 27, 2007
: : The meaning of "boys will be boys" and "charity begins at home"?
: :If you just want the meanings:
: "boys will be boys"=that boys will be naughty,as is the nature of all boys.Also used for grown men as well as boys.Its usage is as an excuse for doing the wrong thing.
: "charity begins at home"=take care of the family/people/country/group etc.to which you belong,before offerring help to anyone outside your own group.For some strange reason I think this has a religious origin...but I could be very wrong on that.
Both are in the archives:
Men will be men and dogs will be dogs. A variation from a song.