Meaning. A response to an insult, implying that "You might be hurt able to hurt me
by physical force but not by insults". Origin. '
idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Sticks and stones may break my bones
something that you say which means that people cannot hurt you with bad things
they say or write about you Criticism has never bothered me.
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Oct 11, 2010
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A saying that derives from the children's rhyme "
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The saying is not only wrong, it is pernicious. It is evil. It is monstrous to teach it to children. I think it probably leads to some suicides. It denies children their right ...
Robert Fulghum — '
Perhaps parents will want to learn this poem instead of reciting the old one!