One other cautionary note, be careful when giving wine to a business client or associate.
While Celtic, German and other European mythologies offer up fairies as cautionary tales, modern literature embraces the array of dark to light by painting the dark, gothic fairies as misunderstood, troubled and layered creations.
These individuals are not concerned about jokes or cautionary tales; they are proud and having a great time rather than covering up and eating nothing but carrot sticks in the hopes of becoming "acceptable".
This flexibility is often used for the development of Cautionary Tales - depictions of life after Peak Oil, or the collapse of civilization attendant upon global warming, perhaps.
You've probably heard the child's cautionary phrase, "Don't let the bedbugs bite!"
Twisted fairy tales can be cautionary tales too, but for a more mature audience.
Many urban legends provide cautionary tales, much like modern-day Aesop fables.
Another category of cheerleading quotes belongs in the realm of advice given from one cheerleader to another, ranging from exhortations of courage to cautionary phrases about the dangers of letting ego and vanity get the better of you.
Hot Coffee remains a cautionary tale about the power of sex in video games, both good and bad.
Martha didn't ask for details, nor did the Deans offer any beyond dire cautionary warnings of childhood dangers.