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  •  In the version I've heard (10+ / 0-)

    they get to the middle of the water when the scorpion stings the frog. Of course they both drown.

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    by greycat on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:56:45 AM PST

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    •  I've heard at least four variations (5+ / 0-)
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      Get to the other side and stung
      Stung mid river

      Are the two where the scorpion wins.

      I've also heard the version where, coming to it's senses the turtle submerges mid stream

      And where the scorpion stings the turtle before they start the trek across the river "I couldn't resist"

      In the end, in all versions it never, ever works out for both parties.

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      by Chris Reeves on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:10:31 AM PST

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    •  In the middle of the river the frog says (1+ / 0-)
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      "now we'll both drown. Why did you sting me?"
      "I'm a scorpion", says the scorpion.
      I always find it easy to use "republican" in the place of "scorpion". They can't help being liars, cheaters and thieves. It's their nature. Only a fool expects anything else of them.

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      by slouching on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:16:51 AM PST

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