Comments: The Way of the World

How incredibly apt!

Posted by Tim W. on 28 June, 2022 at 10:40 AM

Recent events over here have me disgusted enough I can't even discuss it.

Posted by Scoakat on 28 June, 2022 at 10:41 PM

It is apt, but I am that sort of annoying person who wonders whether this really is a Turkish proverb. I suspect not. There does not appear to be much evidence for it beyond a few years ago.

But there is a similar saying - “When the axe came into the forest, the trees said, ‘The handle is one of us.’ ”

And an Aesop’s Fable, which relates the trees agreeing to give the woodcutter the ash for his handle, and then bemoaning when he uses it to chop down the other trees.

Posted by Andrew on 2 July, 2022 at 10:44 AM

I always wonder things like that too Andrew. But I CBAT Photoshop the image. It amuses me that Aesop was Greek...

All comments with URLs now go to spam and I fish out the very few that aren't encouraging me to pose for granny porn for huge reward, or to buy drugs for organs or conditions I don't have.

Posted by Blue Witch on 2 July, 2022 at 10:52 AM