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QUOTES BY DION FORTUNE!!!

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Have you noticed that I end every post with a Proverb or a Quote. I usually use those from the Yoruba’s because I believe that they are such a wise set of people.  In Jamaica and as Jamaicans we use Quotes and Proverbs all the time. Words of Wisdom!. Proverbs is truth based on common sense or practical experience, while Quotes are words repeated from a speech or texts. I live by them, I learn from them as I am forever a student. I crave Knowledge so much, that I would sit at it’s feet all day, everyday, if I were to find it. Trapeze across the globe forfeiting food, and any worldly pleasures, just to learn! I view myself as no master teacher, but I do see myself as a teacher,we all are, because of my experiences and what I have learned so far in life, I believe is worthy to share. I am observant, and I listen well. When you speak I hear beyond your speech, when you write, I go into your world, what I do not understand I place it aside in hopes that I will re-visit it one day, or it will open up it self to me. What I do understand I share it, I learn from it, as so it should be. Iron sharpen Iron and the countenance of one brightens the other. Share your own Proverbs or Quotes with me, if you so choose!  I have read two of Dion Fortunes book, they were very good and so I share some of her quotes with you.

“Never trust the occultist who tells you that he is the head of a tradition, because if he were, in the first place, he would not tell the fact to the uninitiated, and in the second place he would in all probability be living in great seclusion and inaccessible to all but his immediate subordinates. If a man is a great artist he does not need to inform us of the fact; we shall know him by his pictures that are hung in the galleries of the nation, and we shall, moreover, find that he guards himself from casual acquaintances because of the inroads on his time to which his fame renders him liable. The more eminent a person, the harder he is to approach, not out of any spirit of pride and exclusiveness, but because so many people want to see him that discrimination has to be used in admitting them.” 

“There are two Paths to the Innermost: the Way of the Mystic, which is the way of devotion and meditation, a solitary and subjective path; and the way of the occultist, which is the way of the intellect, of concentration, and of trained will; upon this path the co-operation of fellow workers is required, firstly for the exchange of knowledge, and secondly because ritual magic plays an important part in this work, and for this the assistance of several is needed in most of the greater operations. The mystic derives his knowledge through the direct communion of his higher self with the Higher Powers; to him the wisdom of the occultist is foolishness, for his mind does not work in that way; but, on the other hand, to a more intellectual and extrovert type, the method of the mystic is impossible until long training has enabled him to transcend the planes of form. We must therefore recognize these two distinct types among those who seek the Way of Initiation, and remember that there is a path for each.”

“The man who is an initiate of one of the great Mystery Schools never fears to let his pupils outdistance him, because he knows that it stands him in good stead with his superiors if he is constantly sending up to them aspirants who ‘make good.’ He therefore never tries to hold back a promising pupil, because he has no need to fear that pupil, if allowed to penetrate into the Mysteries, would spy out the nakedness of the land; he will rather bring back a report of its exceeding richness, and thereby confirm the statements of his teacher and spur his fellow pupils to yet greater eagerness.”

“Those without the gate frequently question the wisdom and right of the occultist to guard his knowledge by the imposition of oaths of secrecy. We are so accustomed to see the scientist give his beneficent discoveries freely to all mankind that we feel that humanity is wronged and defrauded if any knowledge be kept secret by its discoverers and not at once made available for all who desire to share in it.
The knowledge is reserved in order that humanity may be protected from its abuse at the hands of the unscrupulous.” 

“A school of esotericism usually arises in connection with some special realization of the Truth, which it sometimes stresses beyond its due proportion to life as a whole, but there will never be found any teaching which has the power to hold together a body of earnest seekers which has not a spark of the divine fire at its heart; therefore respect should be given to all how seek in sincerity, however far from the goal they may appear to be, and all who are engaged in the great Quest should rather try to see the vision which a brother has glimpsed than the special errors to which he has fallen victim.” 

 Dion FortuneEsoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate

 

“…a trained occultist, especially if of high grade, has an exceedingly magnetic personality, and this is apt to prove disturbing to those who are unaccustomed to high- tension psychic forces. For whereas the person who is ripe for development will unfold the higher consciousness rapidly in the atmosphere of a high-grade initiate, the person who is not ready may find these influences profoundly disturbing.” 
― Dion FortunePsychic Self-Defense

 

Afọgbọ́nọlọ́gbọ́n ṣọgbọ́n kì í ṣìṣe. / 
Those who adopt the wisdom of others seldom trip….Yoruba Proverb! 

[Be open and quick to learn from others]

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MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Get wey di duck get-Get what the duck got.

Meaning: Unlucky

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Sorry Obara was sleeping. Its after 4:00 a.m. Where I am. Will try and link you later.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Sometimes cawfee, sometimes tea-Sometimes coffee, sometimes tea.

Meaning: Life is a balance, sometimes good, sometimes bad.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Now people a put it to unno…..All of a sudden dem block mi a work suh mi caan post again using dem computer. Mi have upp mi phone a type, it nut look professional. Obara, Ty and everybody else who can, please pray fi mi, the evil one will not prevail. Is it a coincidence dats as my a gi thanks fi di blog as mi a come out a mi depression, dem block mi a work….

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago
Reply to  MTH

I will be praying for you today too..a psalms 41 mi deh ya a beat all day…

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I saw her story too and loved it, her grandmother protecting her…Maniac, hurry and come back

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

OK. Thanks teacher. I normally use water straight from the tap. I was thinking since the place is so hot,maybe they would welcome a nice cool drink.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Ty yu madda a sample, buy di yam wey hairy like yu front..Mi dey yah a wanda if a she name is pum-pum yam. No sah! Mi laugh till mi waan piss.

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago
Reply to  MTH

My mom sample trust me, i will keep sharing my stories…Sometime I wonder how I came out sane…My shame tree pop dung on this site too.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Manners and respect all. Ty thanks you so much for the prayers. Bwoy fi smaddy who suh very private mi mouth lite pan yah suh. In recent times I felt burdened down. I really didnt have anyone to share it with. I was especially troubled and depressed because I could send my daughter on the EDUCATIONAL trip and had no food in the house. I spoke about on the blog. I knew something shifted in the universe for me. I felt happy yesterday and I decided that I was not ever allow myself to get into that place again. Last… Read more »

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Your day yesterday sound like mine…a mannerz mek mi never give it to somebody yesterday…den mi memba seh a full moon and di energy trang… I cover you and everybody in a piece a prayer last night and this morning…

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

Morning everyone, couldn’t sleep last night, a deh pon a piece a prayer too you see….I pray fi everybody pon here even di peepers. Let prosperity, happiness, long life and love reign…May we unite under GOD.

@MTH: a memba you in mi prayers and wanted to share a simple prayer for prosperity. It is called the prayer of Jabez…You will not be a millinaire on it or win lotto but you will see things that are yours come to you. It is one verse from the bible. It is first Chronicles chapter 4, verse 10.

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

fire deh a muss muss tail, him think a cool breeze

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

Ok some more I can remember

1. Chicken merry hawk deh near
2. Whey eye no see, heart no leap

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

See perfect example of don’t put the cart before the horse

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

Ok, I take that back the book seems like rubbish…my guides a lead, did research, will not be buying that book…

Lol…

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

On a serious note though, Khalil Gibran is my all time favorites… I was introduced to him by grandfather as a child. He was one of the authors that developed my love for reading.. I read lot and constantly buying books.. I was introduced to a book today written by an md about her experiences with witches… I am going to buy and read and pass on to you all when I am done…

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

This auto correct killing me…arrg

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

So you know mi haffi tell unno a story from mi life if mek unno laugh: I was a late bloomer, my mother and her sisters are well endowed with big breasts. My cousins were very endowed too and from them young. So I was the only one with no breasts. I was 13 and went to my mother with my concern.. Here her answer, ” no worry my chile, anything more than a mouthful and di man confuse. The bigger you breast a di more directions you haffi give. And later on, you will be grateful for Nuh haffi… Read more »

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

Lie wid dog, rise wid fleas

Obara meji
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Obara meji
10 years ago
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Don’t spare de rod and spoil de child

Obara meji
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Obara meji
10 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Mommy funny nuh hell

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

Another one of my mom’s fav:
Sweet whine can’t carry you go a church, only whore house….

Yes she di really a push the celibacy issue pon me…in all fairness though, she had me young and did not want me to go through what she did, so it was from a place of love… Her delivery wasn’t always the best, but did what she thought was best…

Obara meji
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Obara meji
10 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Dwl jamaican moms ei si lol

Obara meji
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Obara meji
10 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Play wid puppy puppy lick yuh
Mouth

Cock mouth kill cock

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Hairy bun bun, nuh sweeter than shiny bun bun

Quote from my mom, ” when you a buy yam, pick di one whey hairy like you front” …lol a serious… I was like 12 at the time…

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

My mother would kill mi wid these … You remember the book first aid in English, it loaded wid some too..

Eg 1. A bird in hand is worth two in the bushes
2. A drowning man will clutch at a straw

Other Jcans ones are:
1. Me throw mi corn, mi Nuh call no fowl
2. Lef dead meat a road junkrow will pitch
3. Throw stone inna hog pen, di one Weh get lick will squeel

There is an old Spanish/ Cuban one that when translated to English says:
Werewolves travel in a pack and know their own

Obara meji
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Obara meji
10 years ago
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Craven dawg lose him bone

Ty
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Ty
10 years ago

Mi late to class… Had a rough day… Love the quotes, mi live by these… Write now writing a journal of quotes for my boys… Will add some of these… The list above have my of my favorites, Mi additions are: 1. Sorry if mawga dog, him turn round bite you: careful of the people you help 2. When dog have money him buy cheese : rich people will buy things they do not need 3. Farmer naw go buy di cow if him get di milk fi free : one of my mom’ s favorite, basically to tell me… Read more »

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Donna you brought back some memories with your post. Welcome to the site, if its your firm time.

Can you please explain what ‘Fass mout dead and gone… but bitter belly dah yah fi mine yuh’ means.

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago
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Thank-you @ MTH it’s not not my first time on the site , i’ve peeping well over 2yrs now but i usually email obara with any questions or comments…

Fass mout dead and gone… but bitter belly dah yah fi mine yuh (when you too nosy you will soon get what your looking for)

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Caan ketch Quko, yu ketch him shut-Cannot catch Quko you will catch his shirt
Meaning: You cannot get to the person who you have something againt you, but you will catch someone close to him.

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Play wid puppy, and him lick yuh mout (when your too familar wid people it can breed contempt)

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Scaanful dawg nyam dutty pudd’n

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

One han caan clap-One hand can not clap.
You always need another
(Frequently used when your friends and family encouraging you to have another child).

One burner- (Means you only have one partner)

Mean like star-apple-You are very stingy

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Cock mout kill cock (your own words can kill you)

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Weh sweet nanny goat ah guh run him belly(too much of a good thing can hurt you)

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

When mi talk , no daag bawk-When I speak no dogs bark.
I am not afraid of you/anyone.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Mi wwudda nam Hanna an him calf…. I would eat Hanna and hercalf right now.
Meaning: I am very hungry.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

@ Donna with the mawga dog one. LOL

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

*Correction: Too many mice can never build a castle.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

1. Di man wey shit a bush nuh memba, a di man wey step inna it
The man that relieves himself in the bushes does not remember it. Its the man that steps into in.

2. Two much rat can never buil a castle-Two man mice can never build a castle
Too many opinions are not always good.

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

sorry fi mawga dwag it tun roun bite yuh

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

If yuh want good yuh nose haffi run (you have to makes sacrifices for what it is you seek)

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

1. Mi haffi tek bad tings mek laugh-I have to take bad things and joke about it.

2. Dont carry yu money guh hairy bank—Do not take your money to the hairy bank
Meaning; Dont spend all your money on sex (hairy bank-your private part)

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

1. Walk and live, talk a bumboo claat dead-Walk and live, talk and you will die

2. If di fish di kip him mout shet, him wouldnt get hook-If the fish had closedhis mouth, he wouldnt have been caught.

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Monkey see ..Monkey do

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Puss garn… Rat tek place (if your gone there’s somebody else to take your place)

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Caan plant cawn an waan reap peas.
Every day bucket a guh well, one day the battam muss drap out.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Obara re the soup one. how Iknow it is yu caansi hole a day and fall inna it a nite.

Duppy know who fi frighten-Duppy/Ghost knows who to attack
Meaning, you must know which battle to walk away from.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

How could we have forgotten,:

1. the humblest calf drink the most milk?
2. New broom sweep clean, old broom know the corners
3. Old fire stick easy fi ketch-Old fire sticks are easy to ignite
Meaning: Old lovers, have an history together, so after a break up they will be easy to reunite.

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Dirt nah kill yuh unless it farl pon yuh (if you don’t wash.. it won’t kill you)

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago
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When you get too close the truth or find out something dem jump up bout you fass and nosy.. basically you soon get what you looking for

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Obara look out mi dey yah a wash out mi belly a wait pan Miss Ty and a Donna come bus one wey mi neva hear yet. Donna what does that mean?

Donna
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Donna
10 years ago

Fass mout dead and gone… but bitter belly dah yah fi mine yuh

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Obara all grannies sey wey nuh kill fatten, especially when dem have some nice juicy mangoes that might have worm and the eat it in the dark.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

1. Yu caan gi puss butta fi watch-You cannot give a cat, butter to watch 2. Fire dey a muss-muss tail him tink a cool breeze-Fire is at the rat’s tail and he think is cool breeze Trouble is at hand and you think everything is ok 3. Naah fatten fowl fi mangoose-Not fattening the fowl for the mongoose (a relative of the rat) Not going to do things for you and the someone gets the benefit 4. Mi naah gi wey mi ass and shit thru mi ribs—Not giving away my ass the deface through my ribs Meaning: Not… Read more »

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

A mi madda mi use to hear with dat. She also loved to tell us ride and whistle and wey nuh kill fatten.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Thanks Obara. Obara these are the ones I used to hear my mother with:- 1. Yu lie like a white foot daag- You lie like a white foot dog Meaning you are a big liar 2. Trouble neva set like rain-Trouble does not set like rain You dont know when trouble will come 3. Cow neva know di use a him tail (ass) till fly tek it—A cow doesnt know the importance of it’s tai, until fly takes it. Meaning: You dont know the importance of something until you loose it. 4. When mother on earth have done their best,… Read more »

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Yes FB.

1. How wata walk guh a pumpkin belly-How does water travels to the belly of the pumpkin.

You will soon find out.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

OBARA HOW YU FIGET DIS ONE??????
Today fi mi, tomorrow fi you. (Translation: Today for me, tomorrow for you).

Did you see the email with the link I sent you?

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

No. these are every day sayings man. You are NOT a Hamaican if you don’t know these saying: 1. Wey eyes nuh si, heart nuh leap-What the eyes do not see, the heart does not leap You are not afraid of what you do not know. 2. When trouble tek yu, pickney shut fit yu-When trouble takes you, even a child’s shirt will fit you 3. When yu have dry peas, yu have fi seek fire-When you have dry peas, you have to seek fire. 4. Jackass ey di werl nuh level-Jackass says the world is not level This speaks… Read more »

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Do you remember these: 1. wishul waste, woeful want? 2. Wey sweet to di belly soon trouble di heart. – What is sweet to the belly, willsoon be trouble to the heart 3. Every ho hab him tick a bush-Every hoe has its stick Translation: There is someone for everyone 4.Every dag have dem 12 O’clock-Every dog has their 12 O’Clock 5. Time longa dan rope-Time is longer than a rope Translation: Time is the master. You can’t outdo time/Karma will come back to you. 6. You a fu*ck and naah wine-You are having sex and not making it enjoyable… Read more »

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Yu dey pan a roll Obara. I love this of all ‘Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother’.

Obara meji
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Obara meji
10 years ago
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Welcome Donna, ah soon ce mi just deh yah ah sawt out some things

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Maybe you a guh get saat out. LOL! Mi inna a good mood tun. Feel like mi wudda drink 2 Smirnoff Ice yah now or some Apple Vodka (mi can hol mi juice). Obara another Proverb we use a lot in Jamaica is Time longa dan rope.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Ahh Obara! I love how you explain the sleep proverb.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Obara of all the proverbs I have posted a di monkey waan sweet yu eeh? There is just something about seeing the word screw (used in that context). LOLL!! We know what the Proverbs mean when they are usrd, just that sometimes when you are explaining it, it becomes tricky. Ilike use sleep and mark death.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Obara, thanks for the email. I responded. Obara, hope your non-speaking Patios people enjoyed the proverbs I sent.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Here goes again: 1. One, one cocoa full basket or every mickle mek a muckle (Translation: Every cocoa will full the basket/every little bit adds up. 2. Liad an teef walk one way (Translation: Liar and thieves are the same) 3. Pass-son christen him pickney fuss (Pastors christen their children first) Meaning: You will look out for the best for yourself/children/family/friends before you look out for someone else. 4. A nuh everything eat, good fi talk (Translation; Not everything that is good to eat, is to talk about) 5. Puss and dwag nuh have di same luck (Cats and dogs… Read more »

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MTH
10 years ago

Obara, I was typing when you commented. (Mi know yu love laugh but nuh badda laugh). Mi tek mi fre-fre (nuff) self run gane suh up 3 coloumn inna Word and cut and paste, mumma everything jumble up. Bwoy mi rate how yu type from scratch.

MTH
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MTH
10 years ago

Obara hope I am not hugging the page but I had some more quotes I wanted to share: 1. Same knife stick sheep stick goat (same knife that sticks the sheep, is the same knife that sticks the goat) Meaning (Smaddy write the meaning a dah one dey yah man. 2. Wanty Wanty caan get it and getty getty nuh want it (Translation: Want it, cant get it. Get it. Don’t want it). Meaning: Someone has something and dont want it while someone somewhere would give an arm and a leg for it. Eg. You dont want or cant bother… Read more »

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