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Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

  1. Aug 14, 2009 #1
    "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

    Let's think of some good examples of this :D

    I've got one:
    People talking back to internet trolls :D

    What is another real-world example?
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2009 #2

    BobG

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    Re: "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

    Emily Yoffe took some singing lessons from a professional singing teacher, Deborah Benner, and made her debut performance in only 4 weeks. (Teaching a Pig to Sing article)

    (The http://img.slate.com/media/64/Yoffe.asf [Broken])

    I don't think she'll ever be quite as good as William Hung, but it certainly proves the saying.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2009 #3
    Re: "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

    Can't think of any real life example for teaching a pig to sing. I surely have an example for putting lipstick on a pig. And that was an utter waste of time and annoyance to everyone.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2009 #4

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    Re: "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

    So you're the one who was messing around with my ex... :grumpy:
     
  6. Aug 15, 2009 #5
    Re: "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

    How about arguing with a 5 year old lol
     
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