This week I also gave a lot of thought to many of the sayings in our lexicon that need updating.
The only bright lights seemed to be those illuminating the many, many billboards of Qaddafi and his “inspirational” sayings.
But not all sayings are as chaste as “No good deed goes unpunished.”
Here are some more of these full-bodied writings and sayings that only this vigorous appreciator could bring us for so many years.
On May 24, at a political rally in South Tel Aviv, politicians egged on a crowd with sayings like, “Sudan is not here.”
I have a little book which I have kept of her sayings and doings, which may interest you, Monsieur.
This will become plain, if we take the Greek sayings or myths about Endymion and Selênê.
They recognize one another's voices, and they interpret one another's thoughts, and they adopt one another's sayings.
No language, perhaps, is richer in sayings than the Finnish.
In these a man's acts or sayings are confirmed by natural events coinciding with them in a remarkable manner.
"utterance, recitation, action of the verb 'say,' " c.1300, verbal noun from say (v.); meaning "something that has been said" (usually by someone thought important) is from c.1300; sense of "a proverb" is first attested mid-15c.
Ça va sans dire, a familiar French locution, whose English equivalent might be "that is a matter of course," or "that may be taken for granted." But recently it has become the tendency to translate it literally, "that goes without saying," and these words, though originally uncouth and almost unmeaning to the unpractised ear, are gradually acquiring the exact meaning of the French. [Walsh, 1892]