View Single Post
  #29  
Old 09-07-2011, 06:45 PM
pootie49's Avatar
pootie49 pootie49 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Angry Grrrr

who goes aborrowing goes asorrowing

Now I remember that quote being first entered as...
He who goes a'borrowing goes a'sorrowing.

Emphasis on the '

Here is the earliest entry I could find for that quote...
He that goeth a borowynge goeth a sorowynge.
[1545 R. Taverner tr. Erasmus' Adages (ed. 2) 46V]

Later it was changed to include a- and also a', then finally the punctuation was removed.

My beef here is if it was originally entered on the site with the ' in it. Why remove it?
Its a killer quote and its much more recognizeable with the ' than without it.
Please put the ' back in. The avg solve time for that quote is 228 seconds.
I dislike that quote.

Thanks Admin.
__________________
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Reply With Quote