Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 06, 2005
In Reply to: Both worlds posted by Al on April 04, 2005
: Thank you very much indeed, David FG and R. Berg!
: You really helped me a lot. I hope that from now on I'll be able to avoid situations where you are left with the worst of both worlds. :-)
I think that both "best of both worlds" and "worst of all worlds" owe something to Voltaire's 'Candide', in which the ludicrously optimistic character Pangloss maintains that "all is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds"