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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 157. The proverb today is "one

  • man's trash is another man's treasure." Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.

  • This proverb could also be said by substituting the word trash for junk

  • garbage or rubbish. So therefore you could say one man's trash is another

  • man's treasure. One man's junk is another man's treasure.

  • One man's garbage is another man's treasure or one man's rubbish is another

  • man's treasure. Yeah. Probably the British would might say rubbish more than

  • Americans. Okay. Let's continue. The proverb means that there are many cases or

  • many situations in which one person ... what one person considers to be worthless or

  • trash another person may consider the same thing, the same exact thing to be

  • valuable or be able to find a good use for it . The exact origin is difficult to

  • pinpoint, but it could have evolved from many similar older phrases, such as one

  • man's meat is another man's poison, or one man's pleasure is another man's pain,

  • or one man's loss is another man's gain. So really it could have ... you know, that they

  • all have the idea of what's good for one man may be completely different for

  • another man. Okay. Let's continue in our modern times, this proverb has become

  • more common due to events such as flea markets, garage sales, secondhand stores,

  • etc. and people are you know, selling things online that are used too. So

  • All right. Let's continue. Sometimes the proverb could almost be

  • literal. In the case of someone putting an old piece of furniture next to their

  • garbage with the sign, with a sign that says " free. " on it. I have seen this in

  • America. Sometimes people will do it. If the condition is not too poor. You never

  • know somebody may come by and just pick it up before...

  • before the garbageman eventually gets it. But somebody might do that. They might

  • put a piece of furniture out there. That's not too bad, but they don't want

  • it anymore. And they might just simply put a sign "free. " And in this case, it's,

  • it's really almost literal. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

  • All right. And here's just several examples of just the way we may use it.

  • Number one. This has an a/b part. Many antique dealers go to flea markets and

  • garage sales in hopes of finding an antique. Yeah. A lot of times people in

  • garage sales or you know flea markets, they may be selling something . Sometimes

  • they don't realize the real value of it. And a lot of antique dealers , this is one

  • of their main sources of places to look for antiques. So this is a great example

  • of one man's trash is another man's treasure. All right.

  • Let's continue. Let's look at number two here. Some dumpster divers ... I think we

  • might have even covered that as a noun phrase, can make a living by finding

  • items in some dumpsters. Sometimes some of the items are not in bad shape.

  • Sometimes people throw away things that's really you know, it's could have

  • been resold. I think they ... A lot of dumpster divers sometimes will go to

  • high-class apartment complexes and stuff because high-class people have

  • higher class garbage. Or, or I've heard that they also will go to like

  • universities. Because a lot of students you know, maybe they didn't pay for it all or

  • maybe their parents paid for it all. But they're dumping it at the end. And

  • sometimes they find some really good stuff that they can either resell

  • directly or maybe it only needs to be fixed up a little and they can make you

  • know, some decent money on it. All right. So this is another example of one man's

  • trash is another man's treasure. And the third one here is that some sculptors

  • like you know, artists especially artists that work with like metal ... will go to

  • junk yards looking for metal that they could turn you know, into like real

  • art. And of course here we will say the same thing. It just goes to prove that

  • one man's trash is another man's treasure. Like we say

  • sometimes it's almost literal. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope you enjoyed it. I

  • hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 157. The proverb today is "one

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