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Re: more truisms

Posted by Smokey Stover on April 02, 2009 at 19:05

In Reply to: more truisms posted by Georgia on April 01, 2009 at 14:41:

: A few additions learned from my English grandmother:
: Handsome is as Handsome does; Homely in the Cradle, Pretty at the Table; Too many cooks spoil the broth; Trite but True

Are you sure those are truisms? I would regard them more as maxims, or in the case of the last one, a cliché, perhaps. The second is sometimes true, sometimes not, although it certainly qualifies as a "saying."
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