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The Facts On File Dictionary Of Proverbs by Martin H. Manser
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Oct 18, 2009

I am interested in proverb, not for its life-saving, hazourd-preventitive cause, but its impossible scenario. Like, "fish and guests stink after three days." It's true fish stink, but in my dream today, a child I know came up to me and opened his mouth, there was a perfect goldfish laying quietly on his tounge, he closed his mouth and went away, the next day he came to me again and showed me his tounge, ther was the same gold fish, looking as fresh as he did right out of the water. I told him that I needed to tell his mom that he is keeping a goldfish on his tounge because there will be bacterias and the gold fish will rot one day. I am not sure if this can be turned into a proverb, like "fish out of water kept in mouth never rots."
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message 1: by ann (new)

ann Do you pronounce "tounge" the same way you pronounce "spounge"?

message 2: by Archer (new)

Archer How about "A Fish on the tongue is better than a school at sea."

corresponding actual proverb: "A Bird in the hand is better than two in the bush."

And is Spounge a word? I thought it was Sponge.
And what is that word, Hazourd?

A word on the page is worth three on the brain.

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