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is all fair in love and war?

Posted by ESC on January 26, 2006

In Reply to: is all fair in love and war? posted by Steve E on January 26, 2006

: : : is all fair in love and war?

: : Absolutely not. There are rules.

: Could Erika be asking about 'All is fair in love and war?'

ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR -- "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war. The proverb has been traced back to John Lyly's 'Euphues' . First attested in the United States in 'Horse-Shoe Robinson' . The proverb is found in varying forms. The proverb is frequently used to justify cheating." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman ( Random House, N.Y., 1996).