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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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