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Article Title

The Proverbial Word

Authors

Peter Newby

Abstract

Whilst the wisdom of a proverb remains constant, its examples change. This is true not only of the centuries-old saw, but even those coined within our lifetimes. "The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings" began life in the press box of a rodeo at Austin, Texas in 1975 as "The rodeo isn't over till the bull riders ride".

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