[thechat] Meaning of saying

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Fri Mar 5 12:43:39 CST 2004

Well, my guess is that it is saying that Modesty is the best part of a 
woman. They oyster is, for instance, this little nub of meat inside a 
chicken that is the most tender juicy part.

Mostly its just the phrasing...I think it is using oyster as a positive 
and desirable connotation.


Martin Burns wrote:
> On 4 Mar 2004, at 13:36, Madhu Menon wrote:
>> Don't ask me where I read it, but I got this "proverb" from somewhere:
>> "Modesty is the oyster of a woman"
>> Er, can anyone help me decode that? Google isn't helping.
>> (As with most things women say, I don't want to hazard a guess and get 
>> it totally wrong. :)
> 1st time I've heard it too, but my guess is that modesty being the 
> defense of the pearl...

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