View Full Version : A stitch in time

20-07-2005, 11:18:56
Is that like a closed rupture in the space-time continuum?

20-07-2005, 11:20:54
a stitch in time saves nine

From back in the days when people used to actually mend clothes, mending something when it was a small tear (needing only one stitch) saved you doing a bigger repair later.

Basically it means you are better off doing a small job promptly rather than leaving it for ages until it turns into a huge job.

It's pretty much the opposite of most CGers philosophy.

Mine is "if you leave it long enough someone else'll do it."

20-07-2005, 11:35:45
I have another explanation of odd saying.

"Its raining cats and dogs"

Was listening to a radio show explaining such sayings a while back and this is the only one I recall. Apparantly, in "the old days" of thatched houses and such, animals would be kept upstairs. When it began to rain, leaking would occur, making the wooden beams upstairs slippery and the whole floor generally unstable. This led to some of the animals falling to the ground, hence the saying "Its raining cats and dogs".