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Re: Boys will be boys

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:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/7/messages/839.html

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/15/messages/346.html

Men will be men and dogs will be dogs. A variation from a song.