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Mr Happy. Subject: BS: Why teach granny to suck eggs? And how does granny benefit from the acquisition of such a skill?
Discussion in ' Community Discussion ' started by foidulusSep 21, Has anyone ever heard the phrase, "Don't try to teach your grandmother to suck eggs. Most Liked Posts.
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In the days of the Schoolmen, when no vexed question went without its fair showing, it seems incredible that the important thesis hereto affixed as a title went a-begging among those hair-splitting philosophers. Since Aristotle himself overlooked it, Duns Scotus and the noted Paracelsus, Aureolus Philip Theophrastus Bombast de Hohenheim, were quite content to repeat his sin of omission. The phrase hath scarce the grace of an Oriental precept, and scarce the dignity of Rome.
What the? Davilla27 July UTC. We have already accepted idioms and proverbs because they are more than the sum of the words in them.
Go Suck On An Egg? Hi, "go suck on an egg" is an expression i hear now and then. It means 'I want you to go away and do something stupid'.
Discussion in ' General Discussion ' started by pammyJan 20, Help - anyone know where the saying Messages: 7,
Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs is an English language saying that refers to a person giving advice to another person in a subject with which the other person is already familiar and probably more so than the first person. The origins of the phrase are not clear. The OED and others suggest that it comes from a translation inby J.