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On dial up.. you may not be getting responses from me until I get the DSL stuff figured out. Sorry [Jul. 19th, 2006|06:41 pm]
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"Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj6cbM-h8xg

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[User Picture]From: tabkatta
2006-07-20 12:59 am (UTC)
I always heard it as, "Speak of the Devil, and his imp shalll appear" I used to get strange looks when I would say the whole thing and not just "Speak of the Devil". A useful saying!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-07-20 01:04 am (UTC)
Oooh! Imp makes MORE sense... especially if you're speaking of someone you're not fond of.. suggesting they are an agent of evil? I like it.
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