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Dept. of Retro Proverbs

In this brave new era, folks may refer to landlines—in order to distinguish the now old-fashioned telephone connection from cell phones and a variety of other apps. It’s only to be expected that age-old adages might need to be updated, too. Consider the admonition, “He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.” That phrase comes to mind every time an assassin somewhere, usually the Middle East, is ...

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  • Headline: Dept. of Retro Proverbs
  • Publication: Editorial, Pages 14 on 12/10/2013
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