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English term or phrase:curiosity killed the cat... and satisfaction brought him back!
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04:19 Oct 16, 2004
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English term or phrase: satisfaciton brought him back
...I found myself curiouser and curiouser about the dude called Edg.Curiosity killed the cat, saying goes, and satisfaciton brought him back.
shanwit
Local time: 20:13
to life!
Explanation:
Curiosity killed the cat ... and satisfaction brought him back... to life!

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT – Anyone who has cats knows they tend to poke their feline noses everywhere. That could be dangerous. The "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" (1996) by Gregory Titelman states: "An overly inquisitive person is likely to get hurt. Children are usually warned against curiosity. The proverb was first attested in the United States in 1909. In 1921, it was used by (playwright) Eugene O’Neill…(A variation is) ‘Curiosity killed the cat: satisfaction brought him back…’"
http://dan.hersam.com/archives/2003/01/25/why-does-curiosity...

Don't be too curious or you might have to face the consequences... but then again, one day you might know it all. http://www.hray.com/idiom/php/idiom.php?idiomid=1246
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Julie Roy
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Local time: 09:13
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satisfaction brought him back
to life!


Explanation:
Curiosity killed the cat ... and satisfaction brought him back... to life!

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT – Anyone who has cats knows they tend to poke their feline noses everywhere. That could be dangerous. The "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" (1996) by Gregory Titelman states: "An overly inquisitive person is likely to get hurt. Children are usually warned against curiosity. The proverb was first attested in the United States in 1909. In 1921, it was used by (playwright) Eugene O’Neill…(A variation is) ‘Curiosity killed the cat: satisfaction brought him back…’"
http://dan.hersam.com/archives/2003/01/25/why-does-curiosity...

Don't be too curious or you might have to face the consequences... but then again, one day you might know it all. http://www.hray.com/idiom/php/idiom.php?idiomid=1246

Julie Roy
Canada
Local time: 09:13
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great ! thank you

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agree  airmailrpl: -
28 mins
  -> Thank you :-)

agree  nettranslatorde
50 mins
  -> Thank you Kerstin :-)

agree  xxxsarahl: they have 9 lives anyway.
1 hr
  -> Yes, so what's the big deal; one more, one less... :-)

agree  Refugio: It is like a call and response. One person (often a child) asks a question. The other (often a grownup) says "Curiosity killed the cat." (Is it any of your business?) The first person counters, "But satisfaction brought him back." (C'mon, answer!)
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