字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 173. The proverb today is why keep a dog and bark yourself. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.If someone says why keep a dog and bark yourself or don't keep a dog and bark yourself. So you could say it either way. It means why or why are you doing the work that you already paid someone else to do or that you hired someone else to do ? Why are you doing that work ? That's for that person that you hired. Okay. Let's continue. The proverb dates back until at least the 1500's . So you know, we're going back 400 or 500 years and one of the earliest known cittings is from Brian Melbancks in one of his novels and here's the quote and you will notice that there are you know some words were spelled differently back in the 1500s. So if you see some words spelled differently here, just realize this was probably like Middle English. "It's a small reason you should keep a dog and bark yourself." So that was the original quote that it came from. Or at least that we know of. That's the earliest citting that we know of. All right. And we have two examples here. And the first one of course here this is an a/b. So Jennifer has a maid but she is too embarrassed for anyone to see her house messy. So she actually cleans up before the maid comes over. Or at least partially cleans up. And of course B says here. You must be kidding. Don't keep a dog and bark yourself. So that's again a perfect example of this. Or number two. In business manager training class or classes , they want you to learn how to distribute the work to one's staff. But they stress, you shouldn't be using your time on less important work. And they might you know, say this line as well. They warn. Why keep a dog and bark yourself. So that's what you hired those people for. You hired them to help you. So distribute that work, so that you have time for more important matters or more important managing. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.