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Old 09-23-2017, 10:25 PM
oddcouple oddcouple is online now
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"It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. "

The original meaning of this comparison was that it is better to be the anvil: the hammer eventually wears out and breaks, but the anvil never does.

JD_1947 on 2014-11-07 05:48:39
Yep! There's lots of stuff out there 'bout hammers but not much on anvils . . .

LLapp on 2014-11-20 13:29:24
"If I Had an Anvil" never made it to the top ten.

petname on 2015-04-14 09:51:54
Nope! "I'd rather be an anvil than a hammer, yes I would..." wouldn't do so well either!

dovid1946 on 2015-04-18 08:04:28
and I'd rather be pissed off than pissed on

oddcouple on 2015-10-10 22:59:50
Hm. I always that the comparison was to the hammer and the nail.

LLapp on 2016-05-08 19:48:32
I'd rather be an allen wrench. They're cool.

abra on 2016-05-20 18:35:07
I just got a Dremel tool, way cool.

GtrZan on 2016-07-26 04:22:40
"...sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug!" - Dire Straits

Roxanne on 2017-05-03 05:44:56
I'm a detail sander and when I grow up I want to be an asphalt cold planer.

Beagle on 2017-05-16 08:34:24
I'm with oddcouple. The saying is that it's better to be the hammer than the nail. If it's between the hammer and the anvil, I'll pick anvil every time.

skeeter on 2017-08-16 12:47:40
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail. Yes I would. If I could, I surely would.

abra on 2017-08-29 18:27:37
El Condor Pasa.
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