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What would Prudence say?

Posted by Catherine on May 09, 2011 at 19:42

In Reply to: What would Prudence say? posted by David FG on November 14, 2010 at 19:15:

: : Hi just wondered if anyone knew of the saying 'What would Prudence say?'

: I don't know about the origin, but it seems to be punning on the fact that 'Prudence' is both a girl's name and the quality of carefulness and frugality.



In the USA there is an enduring advice columnist that goes by Dear Prudence. If I were to hear this spoken in much of where I've lived it would undoubtably be referring to this figure.