Talk:err on the side of caution
Err does not mean to act; it means to make an error. 'Err on the side of caution' is not advice, therefore; it's a statement that, if you do make an error, it would be better if that error was to have been to cautious. Thus the advice is to ACT on the side of caution, and that it is BETTER TO err on the side of caution (rather than err on the other side).
I think the current definition is therefore inaccurate and needs to reflect this subtlety, but I'm not sure how best to do it. --220.127.116.11 23:05, 25 November 2012 (UTC)