east is east, and west is west

1892 R. KIPLING Barrack-room Ballads 75 Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.

1909 M. BARING Orpheus in Mayfair 271 Sledge said ‘Goodnight’ again, but when he was on the stairs he called back: ‘In any case remember one thing, that East is East and West is West. Don’t mix your deities.’

1994 English Today Oct. 19/2 East is east and west is west, and it will be a long time before fishermen from the bookends of Canada agree on delicate matters of taste over a plate of oysters.


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