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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 125. The proverb today is crime

  • doesn't pay. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.

  • The proverb basically means that punishment is what will eventually come

  • to someone if they continue a life of crime. So of course, is it possible that

  • somebody will get away with crime for a while ? Yeah. Definitely, but I guess they

  • mean that if you continue this life of crime sooner or later you're going to get

  • caught. Sooner or later your luck is going to run out and you know, and you might

  • get some more serious punishment and it's very difficult to get out of that

  • the vicious cycle of crime. So, so that is what they are saying crime doesn't pay. it's

  • better to try to live a you know, a law-abiding life. I guess all right. Let's

  • continue here. The proverbs seemed to first appear during the Victorian era

  • you know, in England in Britain and was used to encourage morality and hard work

  • So that's when we used to start hearing it more often. All right good. Now let's look

  • at a couple of examples how it might be used today. So example number one . There

  • used to be a lot of public service announcements. Yes sometimes referred to

  • as PSAs. These are like the advertisements on TV

  • that try to get people to just behave in the right way. Either be careful for

  • something or watch out for something or not to do something like don't take

  • drugs or or some or you know, be careful about catching AIDS or some other

  • disease or something like that. This is what we mean by PSAs. Okay. Let's continue.

  • Which tried to encourage people not to participate in crime. Yeah. I remember when I was

  • younger. Sometimes they had it and they always used to use that term \" crime

  • doesn't pay. \" Okay. Good. So let's look at number two

  • here. This is ... it's also used in this way. Kind of in an opposite way. That criminal

  • got away with ten million dollars scot-free. Scot-free means no punishment.

  • Perhaps the proverb of crime doesn't pay is wrong. It seems like

  • it really does pay sometimes. So yeah we often hear this. If somebody got away and

  • there doesn't seem to be any punishment and you know, sometimes you might hear

  • someone ironically use this. Well you know, I guess crime does pay. .

  • Not crime doesn't pay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope hope it's clear. Thank you for

  • your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 125. The proverb today is crime

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