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|Subject:||Origin of an adage|
|Question:||The adage is ''What is truer than truth? Story.'' I've spent several hours searching the internet (not the best research tool, I know) and the best I can find is a vague attribution to ''a Jewish saying.'' I would like to find out as much as I can about the source and/or first appearance of this proverb. Any info you share or resources you can point me towards would be much appreciated. Thanks for all your wonderful work on this site--it's a treasure!|
|Reply:||Members of the American Dialect Society frequently deal with questions like this on their listserv ADS-L. Search on American Dialect Society, and you'll find the link. Herb|
|Reply From:||Herbert Frederic Stahlke click here to access email|