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History SuspiciouslySpecificDenial / OralTradition

18th Mar '16 6:13:47 PM ElBuenCuate
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-->Some guy digs a hole behind his house and put all his life's savings in it. Not feeling particularly secure, he scribbles a message on the wall: "''No three-hundred taels of silver beneath this ground''". His neighbor Wang gets the message, harvests the ground -- and then wrote: "''This is not stolen by your neighbor Wang''".

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-->Some guy digs a hole behind his house and put all his life's savings in it. Not feeling particularly secure, he scribbles a message on the wall: "''No three-hundred taels of silver beneath this ground''". His neighbor Wang gets the message, harvests the ground -- and then wrote: "''This is not stolen by your neighbor Wang''".Wang''".
* There is a Latin phrase that says "Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta". Which means "explanation non asked, guilt exposed".
12th Dec '12 6:32:03 AM Oreochan
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* This is not the origin of the non-Chinese proverb "no three-hundred taels of silver beneath this ground":
-->Some guy digs a hole behind his house and put all his life's savings in it. Not feeling particularly secure, he scribbles a message on the wall: "''No three-hundred taels of silver beneath this ground''". His neighbor Wang gets the message, harvests the ground -- and then wrote: "''This is not stolen by your neighbor Wang''".
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