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    Post Caribbean Sayings and Proverbs

    Post yours here and their meanings too...thanks

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    When yuh en' got horse, ride cow...

    Utilize whatever resources you have available.

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    Bucket gine up and down in well evah day, de bottom boun' tuh drop out.
    Sustained pressure and exertion will eventually lead to a breakdown.

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    Play wid puppy an' 'e lick yuh mout....
    To be overly familiar with those of a lower status creates an atmosphere for them to treat you with scant respect.

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    Yuh can' put mangoose tuh watch chicken.....
    Never trust people with things which will be a great temptation to them.

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    When yuh keep company wid fowls and dey shit pon yuh table, it is hell to get out de stain....
    Associating with undesirable people can bring you trouble which could prove difficult to resolve.

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    Two smart rat can' live in de same hole.....
    Two tricksters can't get along with each other.

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    step in shit and yuh foot smell stink

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    De dog dat bring a bone will kaah one....
    The very person who gossips with you about other persons may also gossip with them about you too.





    Be careful of people who always got something to tell you about someone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by dev View Post
    step in shit and yuh foot smell stink
    and it means?


    or is that a Dev saying

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    (1) Wha' evah in de ole goat in de kiddie.
    (2) De berry don' fall far from de tree.
    (3) Coconut don' grow pon pumpkin vine....all with same meaning



    Children inherit the traits of their parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starangel View Post
    and it means?


    or is that a dev saying
    my saying.. I mek dem up..but it's true.. get in trouble and yuh brand fuh life

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    Talk does mek talk...

    It is usually best to remain silent when somebody is trying to pick a quarrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dev View Post
    my saying.. I mek dem up..but it's true.. get in trouble and yuh brand fuh life
    oh ok ....you mean this....


    When a dog does suck egg, 'e does get blame fuh evah ting....
    Once a person has committed an offensive act, they are automatically blamed when that offence has been committed again.

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    When yuh pick corn pon more dan one row, yuh don' know wih yuh get yuh bag full up....



    If a woman has relations with several men, she will not be sure which one got her pregnant.

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