Sunday, June 24, 2018

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Day 288 of My Italian Learning Journal*

This afternoon I replaced drywall (plasterboard) in our master bathroom. I have an eye for detail and I am also rather meticulous. So, I'm in the habit of taking time to measure before cutting material. Today was not an exception. This did remind me of the saying, "Measure Twice, Cut Once." For this blog post, I researched the expression and looked for an Italian translation. What I found is that the expression is found in a book by Anglo Italian John Florio (1553–1625) [1] - also known as Giovanni Florio. He was a linguist and language tutor at the Court of James I. The expression means, Double check before you take action.

Resource: [1]

Ascolta Questo:
  • Oggi ho continuato il mio progetto di rimodellamento.
    I continued my remodeling project today.
  • Un compito oggi era la sostituzione di una sezione in cartongesso.
    A task today was replacing a section of drywall.
  • Mi piace l'espressione, Misura due volte, Taglia una volta.
    I like the expression, Measure Twice, Cut Once.
  • L'espressione può essere trovata in un libro di John Florio (1553-1625), noto anche come Giovanni Florio.
    The expression can be found in a book by John Florio (1553-1625), also known as Giovanni Florio.
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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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