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Old Saws, Old Teeth

In Good Grammer: Them's the Rules on June 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm

No man putteth old wine into new bottles… New wine must be put into new bottles.
No man also having drunk old wine straightaway desireth new, for he saith, “The old is better.”
-St. Luke 5:37-39

As always, Jesus had it right.

Just as old wine should not get new bottles, old saws should not get new teeth.  Consider the following  classic aphorisms recently  misquoted (and obviously misunderstood) by today’s media,
politicos and celebrities…

At the same token

The Truth is in the pudding

Every stone went unturned

That’s untrue in the face of it