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Sticks and Stones

My first memory of the expression, “sticks and stones”, was a flawed one, regarding something Charlie Brown had said in a comic strip many years ago. I misremembered his words as: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” That was his response to Lucy’s shouting, “Dolt! Fool! Simpleton!” When he answered her with the saying, she threw a stick at his head. Back in the 1800’s, one of the versions was “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.” Read this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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