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to think that 'no smoke without fire' is a ridiculous saying and rarely holds true in reality?

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TheArmadillo Tue 29-Jul-08 21:54:46

And often is the reason people's lives can be destroyed as the result of nothing but rumours.

Can't exonerate yourself cos whatever happens it's 'well there's no smoke without fire'?

(nothing happened to me btw, just saw it somewhere and remembered how much I hated it).

Anglepoise Tue 29-Jul-08 23:48:23

I was trying to think of a situation where there would literally be smoke without fire (soft rock concert?) blush

But yes, you're right - it's just a way of making people feel better about being suspicious and nasty.

cornsilk Tue 29-Jul-08 23:50:16

yes.

StormInanEcup Wed 30-Jul-08 00:12:41

Message withdrawn

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 00:28:11

and dry ice.

handlemecarefully Wed 30-Jul-08 00:32:24

I think most supposed platitudes/ sayings do in fact hold true a lot of the time

Ozziegirly Wed 30-Jul-08 08:59:04

A fire that smokes a bit because it's been lit with green wood, but doesn't "take" and then goes out?

Happens all the time.

Or a bit of bread caught in a toaster.

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