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'A Wise Old Owl' is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7734.
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
The rhyme refers to the traditional image of owls as the symbol of wisdom. It was recorded as early as 1875 and is apparently older than that. It was quoted by John D. Rockefeller in 1915 and is frequently misattributed to Edward Hersey Richards. During World War II, the United States army used the rhyme on a poster with the tweaked ending, "Soldier.... be like that old bird!" with the caption "Silence means security."
Its a pet peeve of mine that on all gambling forums,
instead of giving an amount, someone will say they
made a 'nice profit.'
This is a meaningless statement. I know people who
think $25 is a nice profit, and others who think $300
is chump change. Just say how much you won or
don't say anything.
but they still want to be able to brag about their success.