In Reply to: Grey hair doesnt spoil the beaver posted by R. Berg on October 26, 2008 at 16:03:
: : My wife sometimes uses the phrase 'Grey hair doesnt spoil the beaver'. I thought it sounded funny. She claims it is a common phrase in other parts of the world. Anyone have thoughts?
: I haven't heard it in the U.S. What part of the world are you in? ~rb
Tom, does your wife understand the connotation of the phrase? If so, it shows how far we have come towards equalizing the sexes, at least in the area of self-expression. Or, alternatively, the phrase means something altogether different from what I would expect. Incidentally, I, like rb, have spent my life in the U.S. without ever hearing the phrase.