Today I learned (TIL) that I've been misquoing these two phrases all my life & now that I know the right phrases, I want you to know them too.
1. Jack of all trades is a master of none.❌
“A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.”✔
Unlike what our version would lead you to believe, having multiple interests but not being an expert in anything could actually prove advantageous.
2. Blood is thicker than water. ❌
The full saying is actually “the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” ✔
Basically, it means exactly the opposite of what most people think. It refers to the idea that the bonds you choose to make can mean much more to you than the ones you were born into and don’t have much of a say in.
I hope you learned something today. Please share any new thing you learned recently in the comments below.