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#1 2013-02-28 04:29:03

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 972

Take it as a grain of salt

I heard this tonight on the radio, from a retiring sports hero who was not taking something seriously. I understood it as “take it as something unimportant” instead of the original “take it with a large degree of skepticism”. There are hundreds of hits for this one.

If a prophecy is outside the Bible, I’d take it as a grain of salt. It could be real, but it is most likely false.



#2 2013-02-28 07:23:54

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1813

Re: Take it as a grain of salt

Yes, this is a good one. Somewhat parallel (but different), so please don’t take it as a fence (which I don’t suppose is an eggcorn).

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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