it means a child born rich
If you are born with a Silver spoon in your mouth as the saying goes, it means you are born lucky and your parents would have had money.
Never heard of Golden spoon.
Gold Spoon For Baby
Usually, the expression is “born with a silver spoon in his mouth.” “Silver spoon” means wealth or a wealthy family. People who have a lot of money can easily afford real silver for eating utensils.
born with the silver spoon in mouth is the correct usage. “Golden spoon” is a new invention (most probably the inventors are Indians lol) and may be used in Indian Spoken English.
do you mean born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Coz that’s the only one I know.
That means to be born either born into a wealthy family or having it easy because of the influence from a wealthy family.
Hi Weni. I think you mean “born with a silver spoon in your mouth”
That means you are lucky or priviledged because you were born to a family with money and riches etc. hope that helps.
I thought it was a silver spoon.
Means you were born into wealth.
Have everything given to you.
“born with a golden spoon in your mouth” means richer and more spoilt than those “born with a silver spoon in their mouth”
BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH. To inherit a fortune by birth.
Mr. Hood, in his History of Miss Kilmansegg, says
She was one of those, by Fortune’s boon, who
Are born, as they say, with a silver spoon
In her mouth, not a wooden ladle;
BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH — “The earliest spoons were made of wood, the word ‘spoon,’ in fact, deriving from the Anglo-Saxon ‘spon,’ ‘a chip of wood.’ Until the last century most people used pewter spoons, but traditionally, especially among the wealthy, godparents have given the gift of a silver spoon to their godchildren at christening ceremonies. The custom is centuries old throughout Europe.” From the “Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins” by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997). “Every man is not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Not everybody is born to wealth. A silver spoon is a traditional gift given by godparents when the baby is born; not everybody can afford a silver spoon. The proverb is in Peter Motteux’s translation (1712) of Cervantes’ ‘Don Quixote’ (1605-15). First attested in the United States in the ‘Adams Family Correspondence’ (1780). The proverb is found in varying forms: Every man is not born with a silver spoon, let alone a gold one; A lot of people were born with silver spoons in their mouths.State Treasurer Ann Richards of Texas in a keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in 1988 humorously changed the proverb by suggesting that George Bush was ‘born with a silver foot in his mouth.’.” From “Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” (1996) by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).
golden spoon – still rich.
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