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Random fact of the day
Blood is thicker than water", when used in the context of family over
friends, is in fact a wildly incorrect bastardisation.
The true, full quote is "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the
water of the womb," and refers to relationships farged by choice
holding deeper meaning than those of mere biology.
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User avatar #1 - monswine ONLINE (01/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
That only tracks back to a Cracked article which only links to a solitary blog article with no sources whatsoever. ''an older proverb'' oh gee, thanks, I'll get right on tracking that down when all google links me to is people quoting your ******* blog! Any of my usual reputable etymology and phrase-origin sources just send me to Walter Scott or the German version. There's some reworked modern versions of Biblical passages that suggest people drinking to honor a blood-pact such as ''drink this wine, for it is my blood'' as opposed to regular pacts or toasts or whatever I guess. It's the kind of thing pastors say to get their flock all excited about being in holy covenant with Jesus. I have nothing to prove it. Also, when a quote is a thousand years old + I think we can safely say we are past ''misquoting'' it. They are two different quotes. Probably one is meant to be a refutation of the other. Such as ''blood is thicker than (breast) milk.'' You can take quotes from different times and cultures and have endless sparring matches: ''The pen is mightier than the sword'' ''Ah, but actions speak louder than words!''.
#4 - wesergold (01/26/2014) [-]
and the next up on tumblr pseudo education:

arrow to the knee is an old nordic phrase for a marriage and the vault boy is measuring the size of a mushroom cloud with this thumb hurrr durrr
#5 - akselrk (01/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Maple syrup is thicker than blood.
User avatar #11 - nyuORlucy (01/27/2014) [-]
last i saw info on that quote was it came from roman soldiers. as in they shed blood in battle together
User avatar #10 - exclamation (01/27/2014) [-]
The Wikipedia article is so poorly written on the subject, so I can't make a call.
#3 - anonymous (01/26/2014) [-]
good thing that spending almost every second with my family has created an almost unbreakable bond.
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