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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is proverbs 169. All right. The proverb today
is " if you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas." Okay. Let's take a look at the
note here. You might also possibly hear this proverb stated as if you lie down
with dogs you wake up with fleas or if you lie down with dogs you'll come up
with fleas. So there's about three different ways that you could possibly
hear this phrase used. Okay. Let's continue. Let's look at the note here. The
proverb basically means if you hang out or associate with people who have a bad
character or a bad reputation eventually your reputation will be harmed or may
begin to pay or you may begin to pick up some of these bad traits if you'll hang
out with these people that have bad traits long enough. So it could go both ways.
Let's continue. They say this proverb was first recorded
in English in 1573 by James Sanford but anybody he didn't really coin it. He was
or however he was a translator of Latin texts. So originally this goes all the
way back to the Roman Empire. In Latin it read as "qui cum canibus comcum bunt
cum publicubus surgent " Okay. I remember some Latin I know the cui is like
who with dogs I know I got that part.The rest gets a little confusing though with
and this is probably the fleas over here. But anyway that's the idea. So which is
translated as they who lie with dogs will rise with fleas. So it really does
come originally from the Roman Empire. All right. And we have a couple of
examples here the way we might hear it used today.
All right. Here's number one. If you hang out with a bad crowd. Yeah. We often say
it especially to young people or teenagers. If they hang out
with you know a group of kids that you know, do bad things. Maybe take drugs or
shoplift or something like that. You are going to end up with a bad reputation.
Remember if you lie down with dogs you will get up with fleas. Okay. Good or
number two here. Number two is an a/b part . A says just because I associate
with them does not make me the same . And B might say. yeah, I'm just warning
you to be careful Other people will assume you are the
same. They think if you lie down with dogs you will get up with fleas. Okay.
Anyway that's the way you may hear it used. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it
was clear. I hope it was informative . Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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Tutor Nick P Proverbs (169) If You Lie Down With Dogs You'll Get Up With Fleas

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anitawu12 published on November 20, 2019
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