CHAT: "wheat from the chaff."

Subject: CHAT: "wheat from the chaff."
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 13:53:32 -0400

I thought "separating the wheat from the chaff" was proverbial. I no longer
have the Oxford Dict. of Proverbs. The ODQ (4th edition) only traces it back
to Elbert Hubbard who wrote:

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate
the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed." -- _The
Roycroft Dictionary_ (1914) p. 46




David Ibbetson, ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com

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