Wednesday, 17 July 2014
The idiom “many hands make light work” comes from the idea that hard work becomes easy if everyone pitches in. It’s believed to have originated from a 16th Century writer named John Heywood, who coined other little phrases like “one good turn deserves another” and “better late than never”.
I’m explaining this because I don’t want my pun to come across as ignorant or wilfully misleading: I recently had to explain that it doesn’t actually have anything to do with electricity or flicking a switch.
She then proceeded to tell me how I’m like Abe Simpson rambling about how wearing an onion on your belt was the fashion of the time.
I hate people.