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Jeana mentions the third or fourth variant I've heard of…
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Jeana mentions the third or fourth variant I've heard of the "if wishes were..." aphorism. There's "if wishes were horses then beggars would ride." There's "If wishes were fishes and I were a duck I'd swim to the bottom and never come up." There's something involving wishes being apples and water as ink or something. Any more?