What, Exactly, Is Behind The Saying. . .

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"You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar".

When that idiom is applied to every manner of marketing and sales?
  • Profile picture of the author btchristopher
    it means that if you are nice to people (honey) they will like you better than if you are harsh (vinegar) with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I like the saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    I love me some vinegar! But I'm guessing fly don't?

    More of the story is..

    Be nice and people will buy more from you than if you're tarty. Don't be late
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    If you are considerate and courteous of a persons situation in their business you will get more attention on what you have to offer than if you are cold and inconsiderate ans simply want to qualify or move on.
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