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    Anybody who knows the origin and meaning of the following expression:

    "East is east and west is west and never shall the twin shall meet"

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    Quote Originally Posted by edvillanueva
    Anybody who knows the origin and meaning of the following expression:
    "East is east and west is west and never shall the twin shall meet"
    And it should be twain not twin. Old English world which (I think) is equivalent to "both" or "the two".

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    And it only needs one 'shall'.

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