Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Poster: Waste Not

This is one of my favorite proverbs! Note the old-fashioned use of "want" to mean "lack," i.e. if you don't waste things, you will not lack things; you will have everything you need!

Waste not, want not.
(English proverb)

The source for the proverb is David Crystal's book, As They Say in Zanzibar: Proverbial Wisdom from Around the World (Oxford University Press: 2006). The poster is made with AutoMotivator. The image is at Wikipedia.

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