In Reply to: Curiosity killed the cat... posted by Sheila on April 22, 2010 at 14:55:
: 1ST PERSON - "Curiosity killed the cat"
: 2ND PERSON - "And satisfaction brought it back"
: 1ST PERSON AGAIN - [I'm almost sure there was another rejoinder/retort that the 1st person was able to reply back, which made them feel all "smug" again. I cannot remember what it was - can Anyone help please?
You don't remember, probably, because there was never any further rejoinder. Anyway, I don't think it's really a rejoinder, it's just some clever person's addition to the proverb, and should start with the word "but." As a proverb, it's rather negative: Don't be too curious, children, it can get you into big trouble. Cats are curious, of course, especially as kittens. And so are dogs, mice and children--especially those dogs, mice and children that have testosterone.