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    "strokes"

    Dear teachers,

    In the saying: "Different strokes for different folks" what the meaning of “strokes”, please? [I mean in this particular context]

    Many thanks,
    Hela




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    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,
    In the saying: "Different strokes for different folks" what the meaning of “strokes”, please? [I mean in this particular context]
    Many thanks,
    Hela
    Hello Hela,

    Well, my husband and I both hear it quite often, and it is in the context of "different lifestyles for different people". For instance, he prefers his peanut butter to be kept in the cabinet because he's accustomed to brands with preservatives in them. I, on the other hand, prefer "natural" p'nut butter w/o all the preservatives, and so am used to storing it in the refrigerator. A small difference, but a lifestyle difference nonetheless.

    I can't wait to see who else contributes. . . this could be a very interesting thread!

    Great question!
    SweetMommaSue

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    Re: "strokes"

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    In the saying: "Different strokes for different folks" what the meaning of “strokes”, please? [I mean in this particular context]

    Many thanks,
    Hela

    As the other poster says, with such a fine example, "strokes" applies to lifestyles, but also tastes, preferences, likes and dislikes, etc.

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    #4

    Re: "strokes"

    It's a saying not a proverb, right?

    Best wishes.


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    #5

    Re: "strokes"

    to each his own

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    Re: "strokes"

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    It's a saying not a proverb, right?

    Best wishes.
    Yes, that's right.

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