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    Proverb

    Original: A leopard cannot change its spots.
    My version: Things on earth change; one's personality never does.

    What do you think?


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    I'm not sure you need the first part- the idea of the leopard proverb is simply that people don't change their real character, even if they try.


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    Dear teachers,

    When I was 10, I've ever heard my foreign teacher said "Once a sh*t, always a sh*t". Do you think they have similiar meanings?

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    Similar, though the loepard doesn't have to be negative.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm not sure you need the first part- the idea of the leopard proverb is simply that people don't change their real character, even if they try.
    That's a good point. :)

    Another question:

    Peter is dubbed Aunt Sally in the workplace.

    Aunt Salˇly [ ŕnt sállee ] (plural Aunt Salˇlies)
    U.K. butt of criticism: a person or organization that is the constant target of criticism and abusive comment ( informal )

    Do you have another word for "Aunt Sally"?


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    >>Do you have another word for "Aunt Sally"?
    I don't know, please help!

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