Perhaps we could work the saying into an apocryphal piece of Tolkien fanfic. (Groan!!
Maybe "y' catch more horses with a carrot than a
(Nobody should dignify this with a reply!)
Back to life, back to reality.....I'll put out that bowl of vinegar in our
gnat-infested kitchen pronto!
However, I could see the Inklings discussing idioms and aphorisms just as we're
> In a message dated 2/25/2005 2:40:23 PM Central Standard Time,
> russells@... writes:
> You catches mo' flies wif honey than you does with vinegar.
> Actually, my younger sister, a trained biologist from the Ohio State
> University and the animal and bird trainer with the Nashville Zoo, says this isn't
> true. When I asked her a non-toxic way to catch and kill an invasion of fruit
> flies, she told me to use vinegar, which she uses in her work. She said it works
> better than sweet sticky stuff. She was correct. Within days, the problem was
> Off topic entirely,
> Grace Monk
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