From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 30 1997 - 13:53:53 EDT
At 11:06 AM -0500 4/30/97, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>Is this a gnomic aorist?
>"Curiosity killed the cat."
Depends on how many lives the cat has. Sort of like "Pop goes the weasel!"
(or perhaps it should best be called a "hysterical present"?)
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
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