|| Great saying
||Jan. 20th, 2004 03:31 pm|
I feel I have to copy this here from london.pm as it's a fantastic saying and I'd love to know the answer to his question:|
In Norway (or as in a vanished Danish-Norwegian union) we have a
"... som Tordenskiolds soldater" ("... as Tordenskiold's soldiers").
This is about a famous and fearless young Norwegian captain (later 2.
admiral? *), that during a war against the Swedish sett up/arranged
his few soldiers in such a way that the ememy thought they were more
than they were, and thereby won a battle.
Nowadays we use it to say that it doesn't help to reorganize and/or
arrange something, as long as you still only have the same amout of
resources/persons. Or to say that someone is (or some are) clever,
because someone give the impression that someone is doing a 100% job
in "every" job posision the firm has (or give impression to have).
Is there a similar expression/saying in English?
(This might be somewhat on-topic for many programming firms, as I
often think they behave, or want to behave in this way ;-)
*) Real name was Peter Wessel, born Trondheim/Norway, got his patent
of nobility in 1716 of the danish king as Tordenskiold. Tordenskiold
means "thundering shield".