- A leopard can't change its spots (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)
"I am what I am, Vee. Leopard, spots, you know what they say."
Please understand, it was a different age, a less sensitive time. Nobody in this day and age would allege that Ethiopians are evil. And the Bible was written by men, imperfect transcribers of the word of God. How else to explain Jeremiah 13:23: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil"? Did Ethiopians run over Jeremiah's dog or something? Nevertheless, the adage holds true for leopards and, according to Weevil, to PCH bikers — their innate nature is unchangeable.
- 1.19 "Hot Dogs"
"And I'm being called in to see the dean of Hearst College."
"Leopard didn't change her spots, I see."
Like a human fingerprint, a leopard's spots are distinct and unchanging, and the saying usually refers to an undesirable trait that shines through, no matter how the circumstances change. Hmm, people being stubborn? Personality traits staying consistently strong? Bull-headed people taking a long time to change? Continuity?! Nah, doesn't sound like this show at all.
- 3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"
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