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Tumblr Thread Reveals True Meaning & Full Versions Of Classic Proverbs

I can't remember the first time I was told that "curiosity killed the cat" but it was probably by my mother. The petite neurotic woman was convinced that at any moment something terrible was about to happen to one of her brood. While it's been many years since I realized the adage was antithetical to a rich and full life, it wasn't until this Tumblr thread that I realized there was more to the proverb. As it turns out, the phrase is not meant to ward off healthy curiosity. The thread doesn't stop the splainin' there, either. We've never felt more sure of ourselves regarding the use of tired proverbs. Knowledge truly is power.

tumblr thread about the full version of classic proverbs | curiosity killed cat is actually not full phrase actually is"curiosity killed cat but satisfaction brought back" so don't let anyone tell not be curious little baby okay go and be interested world See also: Blood is thicker than water- blood covenant is thicker than water womb. Meaning relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
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That's precisely how the old saying goes, right? Right? - Matty Malaprop

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At first I didn't want to dance, so I was Haydn at the bar, but then I saw a girl I liked and figured it was time to Rachmaninoff. - Matty Malaprop

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Wait, does that mean that the I in "team" is THE A-TEAM??????? - Matty Malaprop

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I mean, sure, it starts off reading like the liner notes of a Black Eyed Peas album, but it gets very poignant and Joycean about 100 pages in! - Matty Malaprop

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... when you're making puns! #I'mSoClever #I'mTheRhymeMaster #PleaseDon'tHurtMe - Matty Malaprop

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Not even a crafty shoop could convincingly merge Wongs into Wrights, I don't think. - Matty Malaprop

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Um... well... I mean... OH COME ON THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR YOU CAN'T MAKE LEMONADE WITH MILK! - Matty Malaprop

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What horrible predicament has fate let Lusitania upon the world this time? - Matty Malaprop

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To Mr. Fear's credit, he's a very cordial guest who makes some really fabulous finger sandwiches. - Matty Malaprop

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Because improvement and constructed crittercism always go paw-in-paw. - Matty Malaprop

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Oh lame pnu cono... what would we here at So Mcuh Pnu ever do withtou oyu? - Matty Malaprop