A new proverb
November 3, 2007
On the BBC World News yesterday afternoon, a reporter quoted a proverb which I had never heard before. (I was cooking supper at the time and was not listening too closely to the radio, so I don’t remember what he was actually reporting on; perhaps American voting habits.) He cited it as follows: “You can take the boy out of New Jersey, but you can’t take New Jersey out of the boy.”
Being a native son of the Garden State, I can attest to the truth of this saying, and heartily approve of it.