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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.


Reply From: Herbert Frederic Stahlke      click here to access email
Date: 09-Aug-2012

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