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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (91) Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 91. The proverb today is even a

broken clock is right twice a day. Okay. Let's look at the note here. This

proverb could be rephrased as even a stopped clock is right twice a day. So

you could say it's a broken clock or a a stopped clock is right twice a

day. All right. Let's continue. The proverb means even someone that you consider

unreliable to trust their information could be right once in a while, even if

it is by chance. Even if it's just by luck. Of course. The proverb comes from

the fact that a broken clock as long as it still has handles, as long as it has like

a minute handle and an hour handle. As long as the handles are still on it

it is in fact right twice a day. Because the handles will go around the

clock two full times each day. Twice a day it'll be on the correct, it will be

on the correct time even if it is only for one minute each time. So for, for

two minutes during the whole day. You know, twelve hours apart, it'll be on the

correct time. So that's why they say even a stopped clock or a broken clock is

right twice a day. That's what they're saying. Okay. You know

it's meant in a humorous way. It's usually meant in a joking way to say

that well, you know, maybe that person just got lucky that they were

right. So anyway, here's the one example we'll hear for this. I know that

investment analyst called crash, but he is usually wrong. I think he

just got lucky. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. So somebody who would

be kind of criticizing him still even though he was right might still be

criticizing him. Saying well maybe he just got lucky. Maybe he still doesn't know

what he's talking about. Okay. Anyway that's the way you hear it. That's the

way it's usually used. I hope it's clear. I hope you got it. Thank you for your

time. Bye-bye.