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12-20-2008 @ 8:13AM
I'm not going to argue about fury tanks or parry rating vs crit. I just want to comment on "And the note on this one says "Once beaten, twice shy," which is of course a reference to the classic Great White tune (wow, what a row of hair metal classics in the beginning of that clip, right?)"Okay, maybe it's stupid and I'm splitting hairs, but people are starting to reach a little far when looking for pop-culture homages in WoW. The phrase "once bitten, twice shy" goes back to Aesop, from around 500 BC. If the quest had you burning down a night club, then yes, it would be a reference to Great White. This was just a play on a very well-known idiom.
12-20-2008 @ 2:13PM
The phrase "once bitten, twice shy" was around way before Great White put it into one of their songs. It's usage dates back to at least the 18th century (by the English author, Surtees) and was used in music lyrics by at least one other band before Great White (the opening lyrics from the Yes song, "City of Love"). I'd hate to think that the first thing that comes to most people's minds when seeing that phrase is the awful 80's hair band, Great White.... :)
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