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Thread #172129 Message #4165635
Posted By: MaJoC the Filk
20-Feb-23 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: stupid sayings
Subject: RE: BS: stupid sayings
I suspect "Don't cry over spilt milk" might be only part of the original aphorism. Possible roundings-off include "Crying won't put it back in the bottle/churn", and "The cat won't lick it up for you --- he doesn't like salt".
Much depends on where the milk was spilt from. In the immortal words of Willy Rushton: "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings .... and straight down the back of your suit."