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A stitch in time saves nine...


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Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • If you take care on one stitch, it will save you having to do it over and making nine more to make up for that one you should have done right. It's about doing it right the first time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • "Because verses are easier got by heart, and stick faster in the memory than prose; and because ordinary people use to be much taken with the clinking of syllables; many of our proverbs are so formed, and very often put into false rhymes; as, a stitch in time, may save nine; many a little will make a mickle. This little artiface, I imagine, was contrived purposely to make the sense abide the longer in the memory, by reason of its oddness and archness."  ~Thomas Fuller 


    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:26 PM on May. 28, 2010

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