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Postby CardZeus » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 4:38 pm

Little known proverbs:

If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.

Senegalese Proverb
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

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Postby CardZeus » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 4:39 pm

Better a handful of dry dates and content therewith than to own the Gate of Peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.


Arabian Proverb
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

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Postby CardZeus » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 4:46 pm

Not to know is to be a Buddha.

Japanese Proverb
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

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Postby CardZeus » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 4:48 pm

Last one, and perhaps the most perplexing (or should that be 'foxing'?)

A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four.


Serbian Proverb
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

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Postby Bafana » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 6:03 pm

A baby snake is still a snake

(That ones for you Walter a lurker friend of mine whose to lazy to sign up)

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Postby madwolfie » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 6:25 pm

Bafana wrote:A baby snake is still a snake

(That ones for you Walter a lurker friend of mine whose to lazy to sign up)


One more about snakes... (chinese proverb)

"Add legs to the snake after you have finished drawing it" :wink:

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Postby Bafana » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:19 am

madwolfie wrote:
Bafana wrote:A baby snake is still a snake

(That ones for you Walter a lurker friend of mine whose to lazy to sign up)


One more about snakes... (chinese proverb)

"Add legs to the snake after you have finished drawing it" :wink:


I don't understand lah - Whats it mean???

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:46 am

Bafana wrote:I don't understand lah - Whats it mean???


exaggeration. embellishment. saying more than what's truthful or necessary.

the proberb is much more elegant in chinese. loses all its flavour in translation.
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Postby Global Citizen » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:54 am

"Listen with your ears, look with your eyes, but keep silent with your mouth."

Romanian proverb
One man's meat is another's poison.

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Postby madwolfie » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 1:45 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
Bafana wrote:I don't understand lah - Whats it mean???


exaggeration. embellishment. saying more than what's truthful or necessary.

the proberb is much more elegant in chinese. loses all its flavour in translation.


TOTALLY WIMH!!! It's gotta be in its own langauge and mind you, its only in 4 characters :P The beauty of the lanaguge... :cool:


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