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English translation: The man who claims to be the boss ....

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14:50 May 17, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Poetry & Literature / Quote
German term or phrase: Mark Twain quote
My text contains a quote from Mark Twain (does not specify from which book or story). I have been googling like mad with the key words and "Mark Twain" in English hoping to come across the original, but have been unable to do so.
Is anyone familiar with the following quote in English:
"Männer, die behaupten, sie seien die Herren im Haus, lügen auch bei anderen Gelegenheiten."
Many thanks!
Rebecca Holmes
United States
Local time: 16:50
English translation:The man who claims to be the boss ....
Explanation:
Scheint doch nicht von Mark Twain zu stammen:

The man who claims to be the boss in his own home will lie about other things as well.
- Proverb, (Amish)
http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/proverbs_t314.htm

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Note added at 21 mins (2005-05-17 15:12:39 GMT)
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The quote/proverb can be found on 78 English websites, and as far as I can see it\'s only attributed to Mark Twain on German websites!
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Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:50
Grading comment
Thank you Nesrin!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +6The man who claims to be the boss ....
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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +6
The man who claims to be the boss ....


Explanation:
Scheint doch nicht von Mark Twain zu stammen:

The man who claims to be the boss in his own home will lie about other things as well.
- Proverb, (Amish)
http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/proverbs_t314.htm

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Note added at 21 mins (2005-05-17 15:12:39 GMT)
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The quote/proverb can be found on 78 English websites, and as far as I can see it\'s only attributed to Mark Twain on German websites!

Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:50
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you Nesrin!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Darin Fitzpatrick: Had a feeling it was not really Twain...
5 mins
  -> One German website must have started the rumour!

agree  roneill
55 mins

agree  tanyazst
58 mins

agree  Dipl.-Ing. Robert Bach: The key seems to be knowing how to focus a search on Google. Good work, Nesrin.
4 hrs
  -> Thanks!

agree  Stephen Sadie
5 hrs

agree  Frosty: It was Tony B. being overheard giving real-time advice to Gerhard S.!
10 hrs
  -> I must be out of touch with things cause I don't know who you're talking about! :-)
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