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Old 09-08-2006, 02:30 PM   #41
 
haha im 8th
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #42
 
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I grew up hearing the term "Never look a GiftHorse in the mouth." Could someone please tell me what in the world a GiftHorse is? And for what reason (unless you're a GiftHorse dentist) would you want to look into its mouth?
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:45 PM   #43
 
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Never Mind.

Don't look a gift (given) horse in the mouth
Meaning

Don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift.

Origin

This comes into the category of phrases called proverbs, that is, 'short and expressive sayings, in common use, which are recognized as conveying some accepted truth or useful advice'.

As horses age their teeth begin to project further forward each year and so their age can be estimated by checking how prominent the teeth are. This incidentally is also the source of another teeth/age related phrase - long in the tooth.

The advice given in the 'don't look...' proverb is: when given a present, be grateful for your good fortune and don't look for more by examining it to assess its value.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:47 PM   #44
 
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Now there's a whole lot of poinless information.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:34 PM   #45
 
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Now there's a whole lot of pointless information.
Now should that not be poinless information
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:57 PM   #46
 
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It is, It is. Tee Hee Hee. BTW I love that avatar.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:09 PM   #47
 
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BTW I love that avatar.
What exactly is it? It's pretty. :)
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:11 PM   #48
 
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It's me!!

Now where's that angel smiley when I'm looking for it :D
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:17 PM   #49
 
Right here lol
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:21 PM   #50
 
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Thank you Brie :D
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