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I read this today, thought it was funny. It's got to do with the saying "You never step into the same river twice" from Heraclitus:

You never step into the same river twice, but a rival you step on constantly. 'Everything flows'--even anger and resentment. According to Socrates, according to Plato, the original Greek of Heraclitus' fragment was Panta rhei, the verb of which streamed into the latin rivus, meaning 'rivulet' or 'brook.' A derived term...was rivalis, meaning 'a person with whom you share a river.' And so we have 'rival': a person who fishes the same waters as you--a person who, if wishes were fishes, would drown.

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