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Re: Starving in China

Posted by Baceseras on April 22, 2011 at 18:30

In Reply to: Starving in China posted by Judy on April 22, 2011 at 08:15:

: What's the origin of the saying "Eat your food because the poor children in China are starving."?

[Not "because." Parents used to tell a fussy eater, "Think of the starving children in (whatever part of the world famine had been reported in)." In other words, Shame on you for letting good food go to waste. - Baceseras.]