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Only fools and horses

Posted by Heping on March 22, 2004

In Reply to: Only fools and horses posted by ian on March 22, 2004

::although this is in the opening song of the BBC comedy - 'Only Fools and Horses', where does the saying 'Why do only fools and horses work', come from. Is it a saying?

: Yes, the saying is simply "Only Fools and Horses Work", an old cockney saying implying that if you're smart you'll find a way of making a living without resorting to hard graft. Only simpletons and dumb beasts would actually WORK for a living.