Which Side is Your Bread Buttered On??

I always take a bit of evil pleasure when I know something that Baby David doesn’t. As in the idiom about one knowing which side one’s bread is buttered on. Apparently this expression has been used in English since the 1500s.  Here are some of the definitions:

  1. to know who to be nice to and what to do in order to get an advantage
  2. to be careful not to upset people who you know can help you
  3. to be aware of where one’s interests lie in a situation.

But of course, by now I have forgotten the context in which I used this idiom with him… 😦  Nevertheless, he should remember which side his bread is buttered on!

Speaking of David, he informed us that Sarah was not feeling well.  Please pray for her quick recovery.

Speaking of other scholars, Gary has just had another paper officially published by Wiley:  The Role of Metadata in the Infrastructure for Archival Interoperation.  This link will take you to the abstract which will not let you read the entire article, if you should ever for any reason want to!  To remedy that situation and make it “open access” would require a donation of $3000 to Wiley for the privilege.  Don’t think so.  If you really wanted to read it, we could email you an electronic reprint.

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