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Help with dissertation about antiproverbs

 
 
MariaFS
 
Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2013 03:20 pm
Hello. I am writing the dissertation about English antiproverbs with the components "man" and "woman". Could you provide me with some examples.
e.g.An onion a day keeps everybody away. This is an example of antiproverb
Thank you in advance
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2013 03:22 pm
@MariaFS,
A rolling stone gathers momentum. (not 'no moss)

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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2013 03:33 pm
@MariaFS,
you are doing a dissertation on antiproverbs?.
MariaFS
 
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Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2013 03:41 pm
@farmerman,
It's one part of my dissertation. I'm analysing proverbs, antiproverbs, quotations about men and women.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2013 03:44 pm
@MariaFS,
ow, Im sorry Im not quick with the turn of proverbs , but WOW.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 23 Apr, 2013 11:27 am
@MariaFS,
A bird in the bush is worth two in the hand.

If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, perhaps you've misunderstood the situation.

One man's meat shouldn't be waved about on the bus.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 23 Apr, 2013 11:57 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

A bird in the bush is worth two in the hand.


fer sure
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contrex
 
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Reply Tue 23 Apr, 2013 12:48 pm
The saxophone is an ill wind that nobody blows any good.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 03:44 am
@MariaFS,
First, you would not use the definite article with dissertation in this case. You would write "a dissertation," not "the dissertation."

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

--G. Marx
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 03:45 am
Why lookee there . . . not only does your English suck, you're trying to spam the site. Oh, you're a bad little bot.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 03:55 am
Wow . . . kudos to the moderator on duty. That spam post was removed within minutes!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 04:03 am
I would suggest to you that you look for Dorothy Parker quotes, she was quite good at this sort of thing:

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”

“Don't look at me in that tone of voice.”

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”

“You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.”


WARNING--BAD LANGUAGE:

“Tell him I was too f*cking busy-- or vice versa.”
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timur
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 06:35 am
I'm usually anti-proverbs and this is one of the reasons why I don't trust people's wisdom:

Clothes make the man - Never judge a book by its cover.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander - One man's meat is another man's poison.

Wise men think alike - Fools seldom differ.

The pen is mightier than the sword - Actions speak louder than words.

You're never too old to learn - You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
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timur
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 06:51 am
As it's about men and women, consider the following:

- One good turn is another man’s poison.

- Behind a successful man there is a woman and in 99% cases it's his mother.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2014 08:17 am
There's the feminist one from the 70s--"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle"
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