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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 76. The proverb today is too

  • many cooks spoil the broth. Yeah. So you know, cooks of course they're the person

  • in charge of the cooking. You know, a broth of course you know, that's when

  • you're you're heating up like kind of like a soup that comes from you know,

  • originally cooking meat or vegetables in it. That's a broth. Okay. So let's continue

  • here. You can also hear this proverb used as too many cooks in the kitchen spoil

  • the broth. So sometimes people will add in the kitchen too. All right. Let's

  • continue. This proverb basically means if too many people are overseeing or trying

  • to control a project it will ruin it or cause it' to fail because you will

  • have to deal with too many conflicting opinions. Yeah. So there'll be too many

  • too much disagreement, too much arguments, and there's too many people who think

  • that they're in charge and they're running it and it could lead to chaos.

  • That's basically what they mean. Let's continue. The earliest sighting was by

  • writer George Gascorgne in 1575 who claims it was already a common proverb.

  • So he doesn't claim it he created it. He says he just put it one of his books and

  • he says that that was already common at that time. So we may not really know who

  • was the first one to actually say this. Okay. Let's continue. Another proverb that is a

  • little less common, but has exactly the same meaning is too many chiefs and not

  • enough Indians. I have heard this one even though I think too many cooks spoil

  • the broth is more common. We hear this more often , but again the same idea. The

  • Chiefs they're the ones in charge. The Indians are the ones that would probably

  • taking the orders from the chief. So if you've got too many chiefs and you don't

  • have enough Indians going on. Again, it causes chaos. It slows down work or the

  • project. So that's what they mean. All right. Let's take a look at some examples

  • here. Example number one. Congress is a good example

  • of too many cooks spoil the broth. Yeah. You know each, each representative is

  • kind of like a cook or you know kind of like a leader of a representative of

  • their own state. So and they all have to come to these agreements on bills. So

  • sometimes it can be so difficult to get bills past, because politicians from

  • different states all have different agendas. And some may like it , some may

  • not like it. Sometimes some of them you know you have to put what we call pork

  • in it. You have to promise that maybe you'll spend money on something else in

  • order to get their vote. Or you make another promise to them you know, or

  • otherwise they won't vote for this. And sometimes something that should be quite

  • simple to pass could become really difficult. Not impossible but it usually

  • takes a lot more money, wastes a lot more of the taxpayers money and takes a lot

  • longer than it should. They should probably be able to do it in a tenth of

  • the time that it usually takes them to do these things. All right. Let's continue.

  • Let's look at number two here. It is better to put one good manager in charge

  • of a project. If you have several managers on the same project it tends to

  • do more harm than good. Like they say, too many cooks spoil the

  • broth. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it . I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-

  • bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 76. The proverb today is too

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