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Old 03-29-2005, 02:34 AM   #21
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My Grandpa had a couple of expressions he liked to use that would seem to fit here:

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make 'em drink."

"Some folks would complain if they were hung with a new rope."
My grandpa always said that you can lead a horse to water but you can't lead a horticulture!"
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:41 AM   #22
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My grandpa always said that you can lead a horse to water but you can't lead a horticulture!
I've got to remember that one!
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:45 PM   #23
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I guess gramps never designed web pages for a mass market, huh?

BTW: rumplestiltskin; that quote is from Dorothy Parker.
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:06 PM   #24
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BTW: rumplestiltskin; that quote is from Dorothy Parker.
Looks like Gramps was a plagiarist. There is a dark horse lurking somewhere in most families.
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:15 PM   #25
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I think the quote was from a TV show that Ms. Parker was on...the game was to use the word in a sentence and the word they gave her was: horticulture. "you can lead a horse to water but you can't lead a whore to culture.." something like that.

Probably a prearranged gag for tv, this was like in the 1950s I guess.

I think Jennifer Jason Leigh did a recent movie about Dorothy Parker. I bet there is a website where you can get more quotes from Parker.
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:21 PM   #26
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here is one site to get you started;



http://www.workinghumor.com/quotes/dorothy_parker.shtml



the actual quote was "you can lead a horticulture but you cant make her think”
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:13 PM   #27
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I had a post some time ago over this very same bon mot by Miss Parker. Another one of her famous ones was "Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses."

But I think my very favorite of hers was when a friend mentioned a mutual acquaintance who was rather short, describing him as a horse's a$$. Miss Parker demurred, saying, "You mean a pony's a$$."
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:36 PM   #28
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or what about "If all the ladies who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end...?"
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:39 PM   #29
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I like that one too.
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