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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 140. The proverb today is don't

  • teach Grandma to suck eggs. Yeah . It sounds very funny and a little strange too. But

  • let's look at the note here. The proverb basically means don't try to give advice

  • to someone who has a lot more experience than you do. You know, at a particular

  • thing. So if they're like an expert at it or they're a professional at it, you

  • shouldn't be giving them advice. At least at that thing. Okay. Let's continue here.

  • The earliest citing of this proverb was from a John Stevens translation of

  • "Quevedo's Comical Works" in 1707. Yes. So I think this guy was a captain. He was very

  • famous for a lot of translations from a lot of Spanish works. So this originally

  • was written in Spanish. The translated quote was "You would have me teach my

  • Grandma to suck eggs. " And they say this phrase ended up becoming very common in

  • England for a long time too. All right. So I don't know it's a little weird. It goes

  • all the way back to the seventeen hundreds. Maybe in the 1700s or 1600s

  • maybe people really did suck eggs. Or maybe they put a little hole on each end

  • and they sucked it out. And you know maybe grandma would have a lot more

  • experience at this than somebody else. So but anyway that's how the phrase came

  • about. It sounds strange today because people don't suck eggs

  • anymore. We crack eggs. We cook eggs but we don't usually suck eggs. So or suck

  • raw eggs anymore. But anyway. Let's, let's look at a couple

  • of examples we have here. You shouldn't be giving your lawyer legal advice. Don't

  • teach Grandma to suck eggs. Okay or number two.

  • Telling that artist how to paint is insulting to him. Don't teach Grandma to

  • suck eggs. Okay. Anyway this is just the way you might hear it. Anyway, I hope it

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

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英語の家庭教師ニックPの箴言(140)卵を吸うためにおばあちゃんを教えるな (English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (140) Don't Teach Grandma to Suck Eggs)

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