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Ellie

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Sayings from around the world.....
« on: April 06, 2010, 07:21:10 AM »

A donkey has two friends......his two hind legs..................(Afgan)
A beggar wont mind being insulted.                                   (Africa)
Fowls will not spare a cockroach that falls in their midst.      (Akan)
A dry bone is never licked.                                             (Albanian)
One scabby sheep infects a thousand sheep.                     (Altay)
A forest is a poor mans overcoat.                                     (American)
All sunshine makes a desert.                                           ( Arab)
A calf is not found under an ox.                                      (Armenian)
A fair daughter's father has no ears.                                   Bajan)
A good speaker makes a good  liar.                                      German
Silence was never written down.                                       Italian
A thief thinks every man steals                                          Danish
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.                    Ashanti
A lame crab walks straight                                                 Afgan
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Dennis Vogel

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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 10:25:26 AM »

"A good speaker makes a good liar"   and   "A thief thinks every man steals"  are my favorites.
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Ninny

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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 10:26:52 AM »

oooh. give us a little bit and I'll bet we can come up with more! My dad and my sister used to come up with the weirdest sayings!
Anytime my sister sees a super model who is so skinny she looks like she has extra bones...she says, "That woman looks like death riding a crippled spider!"  :D Oh, well, it always make ME laugh!! hehe!
Kathy ;)
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Deborah-Leigh

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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 11:40:41 AM »



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A lame crab walks straight 
  ;D :D :)



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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 05:09:35 PM »


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A good speaker makes a good  liar

Very apt as we are about to have an election here

Dave
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Ellie

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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 11:57:32 PM »

                                A little bit more........
Azerbaijan..........Cheap meat never makes good soup
Arab..................Dawn does not come to awaken a man a second time
   ?                    God swats flies for an animal that has no tail
Bedowin.............When the shooting starts,climb on your camel and head for the mountain tops
African...............A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten
German...............Ambition and fleas jump high
Albanian.............Stroke the dog and he will mark you with his dirty paws
Azerbaijan...........Wrap yourself in a carpet and roll together with your kinsmen.....
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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 05:47:14 PM »

Here are some Scottish ones.............don't panic i will translate lol

    * I'll gie ye a skelpit lug! - I'll give you a slap on the ear.

    * Whit's fur ye'll no go by ye! - What's meant to happen will happen.

    * Skinny Malinky Longlegs! - A tall thin person.

    * Lang may yer lum reek! - May you live long and stay well.

    * Speak o' the Devil! - Usually said when you have been talking about someone - they usually appear.

    * Black as the Earl of Hell's Waistcoat! - Pitch black.

    * Failing means yer playin! - When you fail at something at least you're trying.

    * Mony a mickle maks a muckle! - Saving a small amount soon builds up to a large amount.

    * Keep the heid! - Stay calm, don't get upset.

    * We're a' Jock Tamson's bairns! - We're all God's children, nobody is better than anybody else - we're all equal.

    * Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs! - Don't try to teach someone something they already know.

    * Dinnae marry fur money! - Don't marry for money - you can borrow it cheaper.

    * Is the cat deid? - Has the cat died? Means your trousers are a bit short - like a flag flying at half mast.

    * Haud yer wheesht! - Be quiet.

    * Noo jist haud on! - Now just hold it, slow down, take your time.

    * Hell slap it intae ye! - Means it's your own fault.

    * I'm fair puckled! - I'm short of breath.

    * Ah dinnae ken. - I don't know.

    * It's a dreich day! - Said in reference to the weather, when it's cold, damp and miserable.

Enjoy
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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 07:33:02 PM »

Ha! Sans, I love those...Very funny and cute!!  :D
Kathy ;)
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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2010, 12:36:50 AM »


Silence was never written down.    ;)                                    

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.     :D               



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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 12:16:36 PM »

Here's a few more--

Make haste slowly-- Latin

He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him;
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him.
He who knows , and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him.
He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him. -- Persian

In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give counsel; in the evening, pray. -- German

An ant may well destroy a whole dam. --- Chinese

Learning makes man fit company for himself as well as for others.--- British

Joel :)
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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 11:33:20 PM »

Now enjoy these Jamaican proverbs:

"Every mikkle mek a mukkle"
[Every little bit counts]

"Every dawg has his day and every puss his 4 o'clock"
[Today for me, tomorrow for you]

"Cock mouth kill cock"
[Watch your mouth, it can get in the great trouble!]

"Sorry fi mawga dog, mawga dog wi tun round bite you"
[Sometimes it is those whom we help who are the least grateful

"Duppy know who fi frighten"
[Bullies pick on those who can defend themselves the least]

"One eye man a king in blind man country".
[No matter how bad your situation seems, there is always another for whom things are worse].

"Talk and taste your tongue"
[Think before you speak].

"Cockroach nuh business inna fowl fight"
[Don't get involved in things that don't concern you]

"One, one coco full basket"
[Do not expect to achieve success overnight, take it slowly]

"Chicken merry; hawk deh [is] near"
[Be careful when things are going too good for you as its always possible that danger is around the corner]

"Mi throw mi corn, but me no call no fowl"
[A statement is made, the guilty party will pick it up]

"See and Blind, Hear and Deaf"
[Sometimes you need to give a deaf ear, and turn a blind eye to things in order to not get involved]

"Every hoe have dem stik a bush"
[There's someone out there for everyone]

And finally, "Wanti, wanti, cyan getti, getti, getti nuh want it"
[Count your blessings and do not take what you have for granted- others may just be hoping they had what you have]
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Deborah-Leigh

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Re: Sayings from around the world.....
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2010, 07:01:48 AM »



I am glad you put that in laymanís terms onelovedread! :D

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