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Origin English saying

Posted by Henry on March 16, 2004

In Reply to: Origin English saying posted by Jessica on March 16, 2004

: Can anybody tell me more about the origin of an old English saying "A sign is no use, unless a man on a galloping horse can read it"?
: Like when its dated (What century) etc.

A blind man on a galloping horse is frequently put forward as someone with poor perception. If he can notice something, anyone can. Its use is current, but I don't know its origin. As you suggest, it's not a modern image.