Dusty Phrases

Hi! Welcome to “Dusty Phrases.” You will find below an ancient phrase in one language or another, along with its English translation. You may also find the power to inspire your friends or provoke dread among your enemies.

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Stultus est sicut stultus facit.


Stupid is as stupid does.

also acceptable:

Foolish is as foolish does.

2 thoughts on “Dusty Phrases

    1. Yeah… I formerly assumed that this was some Southern saying I wasn’t familiar with.

      I always took it to mean that you should judge a person’s intelligence (or lack) by their actions rather than by how smart you might perceived them to be. It’s definitely a weird turn of phrase.

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