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One good belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms

Spanish translation: una buena carcajada vale por mil silogismos

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English term or phrase:One good belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms
Spanish translation:una buena carcajada vale por mil silogismos
Entered by: María T. Vargas
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14:35 Apr 28, 2008
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English term or phrase: One good belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms
It is a common tactic of naysayers, especially those with any so-called academic clout, to dismiss ideas of merit by using a tactic easily described this way: "One good belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms." This approach seeks to discredit not only through "the subtraction game" but also through immense ridicule.
Minerva_82
una buena carcajada vale por mil silogismos
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Dic. Oxford Superlex y lo que me parece que es. Suerte.
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María T. Vargas
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Local time: 17:40
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muchas gracias :)
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4 +15una buena carcajada vale por mil silogismos
María T. Vargas


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +15
one good belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms
una buena carcajada vale por mil silogismos


Explanation:
Dic. Oxford Superlex y lo que me parece que es. Suerte.

María T. Vargas
Spain
Local time: 17:40
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
muchas gracias :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  alcarama: Yo usaría "vale más que", pero that's right!
5 mins
  -> Gracias y puede ser también

agree  Cesar Serrano
9 mins
  -> Gracias, César

agree  Florcy
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  -> Gracias, Florcy

agree  Lydia De Jorge
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  -> Gracias, Lydia

agree  Rosina Peixoto
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  -> Gracias, Rosina

agree  Monica Chalar Vecchio: Aunque me pregunto, ¿sería demasiado familiar "una buena panzada de risa" vale más que mil silogismos?
45 mins
  -> Gracias, Mónica. Me parece que "panzada" no serviría en muchos sitios

agree  Sebastián Castillo Thomas
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  -> Gracias, Sebastián

agree  Roxana Cortijo
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  -> Gracias, Roxana

agree  Salloz
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  -> Gracias, Salloz

agree  xxxjacana54
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  -> Gracias, Lucía

agree  Noni Gilbert
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  -> Gracias, Noni

agree  Nora Escoms
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  -> Gracias, Nora

agree  Sandra Rodriguez
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  -> Gracias, Sandra

agree  Egmont
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  -> Gracias, colega

agree  Ismael Gómez
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  -> Gracias, Ismael
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Apr 29, 2008 - Changes made by María T. Vargas:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/94310">Minerva_82's</a> old entry - "One good belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms" » "una buena carcajada vale por mil silogismos"


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