The Daily Feud: Proverbs by Windwalker [Game Over]

DO NOT READ THIS THREAD BEFORE YOU POST YOUR ANSWERS

Object of the game: Try to think of the most popular answer, to get the most people matching you. Only answers that are “serious” will be scored. Joke answers will not be considered, as it is not fair to other players.

Right now, the mods are having difficulties changing thread titles. I’m sorry if you come in to a Feud that is already over.

Scoring - Any answer duplicated by anyone else is worth 100 points divided by the number of entrants. For example: 50 entrant game = 2 pts per answer. If 4 people match that means they each get 8 pts for that answer. No matches = 0 points.

If any of you have ideas for Feuds -and would like me to score them- PM me and I’ll get you on The List.

FORMATTING OF ANSWERS IS IMPORTANT!

Write your answers like this; Do not repeat the questions, no periods at the end of answers, no spaces between lines, no comments, no fancy list coding. If you need to comment or clarify your answers, do it AFTER the list of answers. Thanks.
JUST LIKE THIS:

1. answer <<—There is a space after the period!
2. response
3. rejoinder

The game will end either when we have 50 entrants, or at 4:00 PM Central on Monday, 10/6/08 whichever comes first.

Good luck!

**Note that for this feud, proverbs also include any common sayings, cliches, words of wisdom, etc. Please try to keep as close to the original wording as you can, for our poor scorer’s sake!

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  1. State a proverb that includes one of the four elements (water, wind, earth, fire.)
  2. State a proverb that deals with money.
  3. State a proverb that mentions an animal.
  4. State a proverb that deals with romance.
  5. State a proverb that gives bad advice or has questionable morals.
  6. Name a song whose title is a proverb or a reference to a proverb.
  7. Name a principal source of your proverb knowledge.
  8. To the nearest 10%, what percentage of proverbs contain useful information?
  9. Complete this made-up proverb with one word: “Angels, demons, and _______ ; they exist not but at our wit’s end.”
  10. Complete this made-up proverb with one or two words: "Death comes early to those who ________. "
  1. Cast thy bread upon the water
  2. A penny saved is a penny earned
  3. The early bird gets the worm
  4. All’s fair in love and war
  5. All’s fair in love and war
  6. Turn (“To everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn turn, turn…”)
  7. The Bible
  8. 90
  9. ghosts
  10. tempt it
  1. Fight fire with fire
  2. A penny saved is a penny earned
  3. The early bird gets the worm
  4. Love makes the world go round
  5. All is fair in love and war
  6. Let It Be
  7. Osmosis
  8. 80
  9. unicorns
  10. court it
  1. Once burned, twice shy.

  2. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

  3. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

  4. If you marry for money, you’ll earn every penny.

  5. Look before you leap.

  6. “Turn, Turn, Turn”

  7. My parents.

  8. 50%.

  9. Cecil

  10. smoke

  11. “To everything there is a season…”

  1. Blood is thicker than water.
  2. The love of money is the root of all evil.
  3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  4. 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
  5. If you can’t find someone who meets your standards, lower your standards.
  6. Tomorrow
  7. Aesop
  8. 90
  9. Gods
  10. Tempt fate.
  11. From Annie. That was a toughie; no idea what others will think of.

I sure hope this goes through-- took forever to get signed on.

  1. If you play with fire you might get burned
  2. A fool and his money are soon parted
  3. When the cat’s away the mice will play
  4. Marry in haste repent at leisure
  5. All’s fair in love and war
  6. Turn Turn Turn
  7. Aesop
  8. 90
  9. Gods
  10. Seek it
  1. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire
  2. Love of money is the root of all evil.
  3. Curiosity killed the cat
  4. All’s fair in love and war
  5. Love means never having to say you’re sorry
  6. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, Sting
  7. Oral tradition
  8. 50%
  9. Ghosts
  10. try to cheat it
  1. Fight fire with fire.
  2. A penny saved is a penny earned.
  3. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.
  4. Love makes the world go round.
  5. All’s fair in love and war.
  6. Turn, Turn, Turn
  7. Family
  8. 50
  9. Angels, demons, and clowns; they exist not but at our wit’s end.
  10. Death comes early to those who drive bad.
  1. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
  2. A penny saved is a penny earned
  3. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched
  4. All’s fair in love and war
  5. Dogs that bark don’t bite
  6. “Papa was a Rolling Stone”
  7. My mother
  8. 50%
  9. friends
  10. never lived
  1. Smoke comes before fire
  2. A fool and his money are soon parted
  3. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
  4. Good kissin’ don’t last; good cookin’ do
  5. He who hesitates is lost
  6. Lemon tree
  7. Word of mouth
  8. 80%
  9. sense
  10. Fear it
    For #3, I thought of “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink” a little later, and it’ll probably be more popular, but I decided to go with my first idea.
  1. Water, water everywhere / Nor any drop to drink
  2. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  3. Let sleeping dogs lie.
  4. All’s fair in love and war.
  5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  6. Turn, Turn, Turn
  7. The Bible
  8. 70%
  9. gods
  10. wait
  1. It is an ill wind that blows no good.
  2. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  3. Let sleeping dogs lie.
  4. All’s fair in love and war.
  5. All things come to him who waits.
  6. Turn, turn, turn.
  7. Parents
  8. 95
  9. Luck
  10. drink and drive.
  1. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.
  2. A penny saved is a penny earned.
  3. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  4. Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free.
  5. Don’t take any wooden pussy.
  6. Video Killed the Radio Star
  7. My brain.
  8. 30%
  9. God
  10. Shoot themselves
  1. They have sown the wind, and now must reap the whirlwind
  2. A fool and his money are soon parted
  3. A leopard doesn’t change its spots
  4. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
  5. Absence makes the heart go wander
  6. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, by BOC
  7. The Bible
  8. 80%
  9. Ghosts
  10. Aspire
  11. Not actually from the Book of Proverbs but still a good one.
  12. From the Book of Barnum, 3:14
  13. It just flows from the previous answer.
  14. The trouble is figuring out which 80% is worth listening to.
  15. Since I couldn’t fit “emulate the Early Bird.”
  1. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.
  2. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  3. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  4. All’s fair in love and war.
  5. Never give a sucker an even break.
  6. You Can’t Hurry Love
  7. Aesop’s fables
  8. 50%
  9. Dan Brown
  10. seek it
  1. Fight fire with fire
  2. Money is the root of all evil
  3. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink
  4. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
  5. Might makes right
  6. Once bitten, twice shy
  7. Bible
  8. 90%
  9. wizards
  10. smoke cigarettes

Good category, though I would have added “Name a fractured proverb” To come up with my favorite: [i\]You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think*

  1. Blood is thicker than water
  2. Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves
  3. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
  4. Marry in haste, repent at leisure
  5. Neither a borrower nor a lender be
  6. The Show must go on
  7. Shakespeare
  8. 90
  9. Phantasms
  10. kill themselves

1. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
2. A penny saved is a penny earned
3. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
4. It is just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor man
5. What you don’t know won’t hurt you
6. Be Not Afraid
7. Poor Richard’s Almanack
8. 80
9. saints
10. skydive

  1. Blood is thicker than water
  2. A penny saved is a penny earned
  3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  4. Love is all you need
  5. Good fences make good neighbors
  6. Like a Rolling Stone
  7. Benjamin Franklin
  8. 90
  9. Man
  10. Play feuds
  1. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

  2. Money can’t buy everything.

  3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

  4. Love is blind.

  5. Finders keepers, losers weepers.

  6. All You Need Is Love

  7. Bible

  8. 20%

  9. politicians

  10. die young

  11. What?