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    i saw one, on ebay, about 10 months ago, go for a bit north of $300.

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    When it'll bring enough to cover a semester of grad school, it's on its way out the door
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    If will be very interesting to know if he realizes some real appreciation, i.e., return on investment. I hope he does. More power to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalBoozer
    i saw one, on ebay, about 10 months ago, go for a bit north of $300.
    Well, there´s an old (Swedish?) proverbial that says : "a fool and his money are soon to be separated".
    Last edited by Hedmans Brorsa; 03-04-2006 at 03:09.
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    I would wager a good amount of money that he will make a good return on investment. Some of these bottles are going to go for a lot of money. The bourbon collectors market may be small, but it is there. And when it comes to bottles like these, the market is strong.

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    Well, how about that? I didn't know my grandmother was Swedish!

    Her version was as follows: A fool and his money are soon parted.

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    trying to sell all that on ebay almost by the individual bottle is probably not the most fun thing to have to do.

    maybe someone here can take out a 2nd mortgage and buy the lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad
    Her version was as follows: A fool and his money are soon parted.

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    Hrm, I struggled with the wording on that one. Would you say that "soon to be separated" implies another meaning than "parted"? For a short while I fancied "A fool and his money will soon part company" but somehow that didnīt seem to struck the right note for me.
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    I'd say the literal meanings of the two different expressions are identical.

    In what language did you first hear this bit of wisdom? If it was in Swedish, then it's quite remarkable that the translation to English so nearly matches the way Grandma always said it.

    To me the fascination lies in the fact that the underlying thought has become a maxim in far removed cultures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad
    I'd say the literal meanings of the two different expressions are identical.

    In what language did you first hear this bit of wisdom? If it was in Swedish, then it's quite remarkable that the translation to English so nearly matches the way Grandma always said it.
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    Dave,

    I definitely heard it first in Swedish. The Swedish wording of it comes across as somewhat oldfashioned so thereīs no doubt that it is quite an old adage. Which, of course doesnīt eliminate the possibility that it could have been borrowed from the Anglo-Saxon world.

    Oops! Another hijack completed! Bear with me, Jim.
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