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Can you name the proverbs from their reworded versions?
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Refrain from staring a free equine in the oral cavity.
Refrain from placing your entire ova collection in one typically wicker container.
Avians of a single plume assemble.
Difference is the seasoning of existence.
Hurrying creates rubbish.
A rotating rock accumulates zero peat.
Refrain from placing the buggy in front of the equine.
Wondering ended the life of the feline.
Refrain from enumerating your poultry prior to emergence from eggs.
Exercise your visual faculties prior to executing a jump.
Absence of noise is aurous.
The adoration of cash is the base of entire wickedness.
Visualizing equals having faith.
Hemoglobin is more viscous than H2O.
Allow dozing canines to remain horizontal.
Each fog possesses an argentine border.
The precocious avian acquires the annelid.
Veracity is odder than fantasy.
When in Italy's capital, behave as its residents behave.
You are able to bring an equine to H20, but you are unable to make it imbibe.
The results rationalize the method.
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Feb 18th, 2011 at 19:07 GMT
@kagomeshuko: I really liked the game, but is there any chance you could add a few more and maybe make it easier on the eyes ?
Feb 18th, 2011 at 20:25 GMT
Once I realized equals was used as a verb and not a noun I could finish.
Feb 18th, 2011 at 21:23 GMT
@kagomeshuko: I love the changes, you might just want to increase the time a little bit as you've added some great new 'Reworded Proverbs'.
Feb 19th, 2011 at 01:44 GMT
That was a lot of fun, and certainly *not* less difficult than discharging a weapon upon osteichthyes in a 42-gallon container.
Feb 19th, 2011 at 01:48 GMT
Could you accept the alternative "The early bird catches the worm"?
Feb 19th, 2011 at 02:34 GMT
Couldn't get any points for "don't count your chickens before they've hatched"?
Feb 20th, 2011 at 00:44 GMT
I missed "you can lead a horse to water..." because I typed "you can't make HIM drink" instead of "it".
Feb 20th, 2011 at 15:44 GMT
Yeah, I kept trying "Money is the root of all evil" instead of "the LOVE of money". I think it's a neat quiz but accepting some other variations would be great (not just that one; many of them I had to type several different ways).
Feb 21st, 2011 at 02:33 GMT
Practice makes perfect!
Feb 21st, 2011 at 03:47 GMT
I agree with the need to accept some more synonyms in places (I too kept trying "him" for the horse), but "money is the root of all evil" shouldn't be an acceptable answer, since that has a different meaning than the actual proverb.
Mar 9th, 2011 at 01:31 GMT
I agree with NYCub -- money's not the problem, the love of it is.
Jul 16th, 2011 at 15:39 GMT
hemoglobin isn't blood, but it's easy to see what you mean and i can't think of an alternative, so no problem really
Sep 25th, 2011 at 03:32 GMT
fun game! :)
Mar 25th, 2013 at 20:36 GMT
Fun quiz. Please can you accept 'avarice is the root of all evil', as avarice is the love of money?
Mar 26th, 2013 at 01:52 GMT
Wow. All my life, I thought 'gift horse' was just some kind of gift delivery system from the old days where horses were used. It sounds really stupid now that I type it out though.
Apr 1st, 2013 at 18:43 GMT
triplet_3 - it may be that, but really? The quote/proverb/phrase is directly from the Bible!
Apr 1st, 2013 at 18:46 GMT
@colmar Maybe this article will help you understand the phrase: http://voices.yahoo.com/phrase-origins-dont-look-gift-horse-7519958.html?cat=4
Apr 1st, 2013 at 20:15 GMT
@kagomeshuko: I know the phrase is from the Bible. In some translations of the Bible, it's 'avarice' rather than 'the love of money'(and in others it's 'the desire of money' or even just 'greed'). I don't see the problem with adding it in to your quiz as an alternative.
Apr 9th, 2013 at 03:01 GMT
@triplet_3 The problem is that the phrase "Avarice is the root of all evil" is NOT in the Bible. Others have used it (usually only by philosophers and theological writers). Tell me where it says that: http://biblez.com/search.php?q=avarice Show me and tell me which Bible translation use that phrase. http://bible.cc/1_timothy/6-10.htm It doesn't.
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