Monday, January 02, 2017

Misheard Proverbs

Alien Hand

Everybody knows this proverb . . . sort of:
"A house divided against itself cannot stand to hear that a house divided against itself cannot stand . . ."
Matthew 12:25, with St. Matthew getting a little carried away into an infinite loop as he hurries to transcribe Jesus' precise words.



At 8:03 AM, Blogger TheBigHenry said...

That "proverb" (up to and including the word "stand") is one of Abraham Lincoln's famous assertions. Matthew must have been quoting Big Abe before he slipped into that infinite loop.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Good point - you're undoubtedly right.

Jeffery Hodges

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