Posted by Gabbix2 on November 20, 2005, at 13:16:08
In reply to Re: US Bill of Non-Rights (an email I rec'd) » Gabbix2, posted by wildcard on November 19, 2005, at 16:48:00
I don't say these things to be argumentative, I have appreciated it when people have offered different views with me.
I remember once using the term "that's an old wives tale"
My friend said to me, "I really don't like that term, you know, those "old wives" had a lot of wisdom that we're only just acknowledging now"
Like holistic medicine, the value of certain herbs..
Don't get me wrong, I don't freak out if someone says that, and neither did she, no one says it to be insulting, I don't think anyone is really thinking of the "old wives" when they even say it. I'm still glad she mentioned it because it made me re-think a lot of things that I just say, or laugh at, without thinking of the history or true meaning behind them.