Sunday, July 7, 2013

long-deceased proverbs

... And, among the patriarchal proverbs no longer in vogue, there is this, whose roots seem to lie in the 16th century:
A woman, a dog, and a walnut tree,
The more you beat them the better they be.

1 comment:

  1. Not in vogue as a serious life strategy Adam..but still heard fairly frequently in a ( I hope ) jocular manner in pubs.