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The meaning of a phrase

Posted by TheFallen on May 08, 2003

In Reply to: The meaning of a phrase posted by S. on May 08, 2003

: : What is the meaning of the phrase "It takes a village to raise an idiot?"

: I think it's just a goof on Hillary Clinton's "It Takes a Village [To Raise a Child]". That is, it has no meaning; it's just a joke.

I think Hilary stole an old African saying. Yes, it's poking fun at this, and is helped by the fact that the concept of "village idiot" is well-known.