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Posted by Pamela on March 18, 2006

In Reply to: posted by David FG on March 17, 2006

: : What is the origin of the phrase "strong back, weak mind"? Thanks for the help.

: From the rather suspect idea that those performing hard physical work (strong in the back) are not intellectually gifted (weak in the head).


And the opposite of the cliche that scientists and other brainiacs are always weedy, wear glasses and suffer from some constitutional weakness. pamela