Proverbs Reloaded

Are you in on it?

It is said that during the industrial revolution, in Britain, the life style changed 50% in one’s life time and today in what we call the post industrial Asia it changes by 10,000%. This means, in your own life time, the things that you see people around you use when you are born are replaced hundred times before you die. This will account for and demand a lot of additions and deletions in your beliefs, concepts, mindset and other mental gymnastics. Are you in on it? It is said that during the industrial revolution, in Britain, the life style changed 50% in one’s life time and today in what we call the post industrial Asia it changes by 10,000%. This means, in your own life time, the things that you see people around you use when you are born are replaced hundred times before you die. This will account for and demand a lot of additions and deletions in your beliefs, concepts, mindset and other mental gymnastics. Here is what happened to a few old faithful proverbs. Hunt is on for more……..

(Thanks to the computers) The keyboard is mightier than the sword.

(Thanks to the Internet) Good firewalls make good e-mates.

(Thanks to the metric system) A miss is as good as 1.609 km.

(Thanks to the Wright Brothers) Don’t change your flights in midair.

(Thanks to the sun set in the British Empire) Cent wise, dollar foolish

(Thanks to the corporate world) A man is known by the firm that keeps him.

(Thanks to political correctness) All work and no play makes Jack a mentally challenged boy.

(Thanks to feminist movements) Like be-getter, like offspring.

(Thanks to fashion industry) All the world is a ramp.

(Thanks again to the metric system) Give him 2.54 centimeters, he will take 0.9144 meters.

(Thanks to the discotheques) They that dance must pay the DJ.

(Thanks to medical insurance coverages) To err is human, to forgive is insane.

(Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg) Two is a company, three is a social network.

(Thanks to the Civil Courts) Where there is a will, there is a law suit.

(Thanks to Residential Schools) Charity ends in the dorm.

(Thanks again to political correctness) Love is visually challenged.

(Thanks again to political correctness) Never speak ill of the biologically challenged.

(Thanks to unsolicited business promotions) Opportunity seldom spams twice.

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