Meaning. A response to an insult, implying that "You might be hurt able to hurt me
by physical force but not by insults". Origin. '
May 9, 2011
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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Possible interpretation: A physical attack may injure me but a verbal attack
cannot injure me. Note:
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A saying that derives from the children's rhyme "
Oct 11, 2010
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Nov 12, 2007
Prov. You do not hurt me by calling me names. (A reply to someone who has called you names. Primarily used by children; sounds childish when used by adults.) ...