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Re: Curiosity killed the cat

Posted by Graham Cambray on February 26, 2009 at 20:10

In Reply to: Curiosity killed the cat posted by B Gorgen on February 26, 2009 at 19:23:

: My mother used to respond to the phrase "Curiosity killed the cat" with " and information brought it back." Any other references to this response? Never heard "satisfaction brought it back".


The "satisfaction" version does seem to be the more common one, today at least, and by quite a big margin. Three quick "googles" gave:
Results 1 - 10 of about 216 for "curiosity killed the cat and satisfaction brought it back".
Results 1 - 9 of 9 for "curiosity killed the cat and information brought it back"
Results 1 - 2 of 2 for "curiosity killed the cat and unholy rituals brought it back".
I didn't spot any other alternatives, except things like "I can't remember what". I think you always get a few variants to any phrase.