Guests and fish start to smell after three days
Posted by James Briggs on December 18, 2004
In Reply to: Guests and fish start to smell after three days posted by Ward on December 18, 2004
: This phrase, or something like it, was attributed to Oscar Wilde, but another source suggested it was Ben Franklin. Is it a US expression, or are similar thoughts expressed elsewhere?
It's an old phrase in Germany. I guess this could be the source.