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Kill two birds with one stone… June 1, 2006

Posted by randomshme in Daily Shme.
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Ever wonder about the phrase "kill two birds with one stone" ? The popular meaning of the idiom is that you do two things at once.

However, what does that say about us — that we used to actually kill birds with stones? With what, slingshots? And why is such a violent method to say "two things at once" so common place? Sickly-sweet versions of this saying can be found here. I sent them "disembowl two heretics with one knife", but I doubt it'll be posted.

Anyway, it's food for thought, and the first of your Daily Shme.

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1. Ashley - November 29, 2006

Buy 2 shoes for 1 price!


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