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Mi granny always used to seh...Jamaican Proverbs

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Xavier - jamaicans.com
Friday, December 28, 2001 - 3:53 PM

Wha gaan bad a mawning, cyan come good a evening!


Natoya - natty_e90@hotmail.com
Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 7:52 PM

a nuh every thing good fi eat good fi talk


Natoya - natty_e90@hotmail.com
Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 7:57 PM

wah sweet nanny goat a go run 'im belly


Peridot - starrapplea2001@yahoo.com
Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 1:20 AM

When pus belly full rata batty stink


mimi
Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 7:03 PM

if he hits you once its his fault, if he hits you again its your fault


Nik - nightingalen451
Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 11:51 AM

gfdrderhyjhgcfgstrd


Audrey Ingram-Forde - aingram_forde@hotmail.com
Friday, January 11, 2002 - 11:08 AM

"If im caan find work, darg nyam im suppa"


naibaf
Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 4:49 PM

If yu kian catch quako yu catch im shut


Sashalee - sashalee@optonline.net
Monday, January 21, 2002 - 3:22 PM

mi granny always seh:

anything inna dark mus come a light

nothing neva come before the time

nuh run it dung it a come ( thats guys)


Andrea - escott69@hotmail.com
Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 7:51 PM

yu a skin yuh teet like Kang dag!


Shermaine - Ssang45@hotmail.com
Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 6:48 PM

1. "Tap yu noise mek me ears namn grass"

2. "A might chowh yu weh part grass no grow"

3. "Yu gwaan show off yu self when matches box can
hold yu."

4. "Gal, clear aff a me frak tail!!"

5. "Yu face heng dong like dankey unda shady tree"

6. "Wah no kill, fatten"


Ann Marie - suzzettew@hotmail.com
Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 8:34 PM

wha sweet nanny goat a go run im belly


Juliet Evans-McCoy - tatchadawn@hotmail.com
Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 10:44 PM

(1) FOWL DRINK WATER BUT FOWL NOH PEEPE

(2) DOG A SWEAT BUT A LONG HAIR COVER IT

(3) YOU MUS CREEP BEFORE YOU WALK

(4) CHICKEN MERRY HAWK DEH NEAR

(5) OLE WOMAN DEH SWEAR FI NYAM CALLALOO AN CALLOO DEH SWEAR FI RUM IM GUT


Pauleen
Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 10:06 AM

If piss neva hot, fowl woulda piss.

Ol woman a swear fi eat calloo, and calloo a swear fi run she belly.


Andrew - aablair@jamaicans.com
Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 10:22 AM

Mi Granny used to seh:

Coolie sh** pan calaloo but neagga nam it !!!


Sherwin Damdar - indiandread@yahoo.com
Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 4:38 PM

If you fling stone inna hog pen, the one who squeel, is him it lick .


mish - mishpeas@talkcity.com
Friday, February 15, 2002 - 4:22 PM

mi grandma sey:
nuttin weh too black neva good.

mi nuh know nuttin bcz mi neva go a school mi go sunday school.

gimme plati fa banana have too much stain.

mi nah argue wid yuh mi sis bcz u have too much a wha cat tek lik im paw wid. lol lol


mish
Friday, February 15, 2002 - 4:23 PM

dounce nuh bat if im si im name pon bulla im niam it


eric
Friday, February 22, 2002 - 4:58 PM

our project is the best in the world.


m
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 12:08 PM

it's not whose dead it's who is alive you have to worry about.


TAMMII - SKEEMAZ99@AOL
Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 10:54 AM

- YUH WAAN GOOD, YUH NOSE HAFFI RUN
- MI T'ROW MI CORN, MI NUH CALL NUH FOWL
- HOWDY TENKY NUH BRUK NUH SQUARE
- EVERY JOHN CROW TINK DEM PICKNEY WHITE
- TEK WHA YUH GET TIL YUH GET WHA YUH WANT
- GYAL PICKNEY YUH EASE TUFF EEN!


Dion - ez2luv115@aol.com
Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 7:39 PM

blood is ticka dan wata


Nancy Lewis
Monday, March 18, 2002 - 12:07 PM

High seat kill Miss Thomas puss.


DAVE - reecee35@hotmail.com
Saturday, March 30, 2002 - 9:03 PM

empty back caan stand up and full back caan ben!!!!!
dat mean say -- if u belly full u can't work and if u belly empty u still caan work
for lazy people


rodney - hendricksrw@mfr.usmc.mil
Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 12:25 PM

high chair kill miss thomas puss


Tracy - ttraceyj3@aol.com
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 7:43 PM

Mi deh yah a box shit outa hog mout
duppy know who fi frighten
yu tink mi baan big
a no who yu do fa a who do fi yu


grace witter whyte - greysonhyper@aol.om
Sunday, April 21, 2002 - 7:14 PM

A nuh de same day leaf drop in a water it rotten

(when pig ask him mumma) Wey mek yuh mout so long?
him mumma sey; pickney yuh a grow yuh wi si




SANDY - Mureen1@DellePro.com
Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 2:15 PM

high seat kill ms tomas puss

every day bucket gaw well, one day de batam wi drop
out


E. Carey
Wednesday, May 08, 2002 - 12:09 PM

When puss belly full, rat batty bittah


Marlene Lewis - M.D.Lewis@gmx.de
Thursday, May 09, 2002 - 5:30 AM

Tek Yuh timm an walk fast
Yuh mout fi wash wid Jeyes


Rasta*man.
Monday, May 13, 2002 - 12:27 PM

Get in tha 'ouse or il box yor ears, ya little *^&%.


kerry
Friday, May 17, 2002 - 12:46 PM

every dawg hah im two a clack


Meco - milleniummica@aol.com
Friday, May 17, 2002 - 11:47 PM

A nu de same day leaf drap ina wata it rotten.

yu coulda be bull buck R duppy cancara mi nu fraid a you.

if u lie wid dawg u must rise wid flee

you eye dry like coconut.

mi a send you gu shap an if a spit pan de grung an it dry up before you come back a gwine lick out you tara tara claught.


meco - milleniummica@aol.com
Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 12:14 AM

gi yu horse u waan saggle.
gi u a mile u ask fi one yaad.
mi know u fram u eye de a you knee.
hard ears mek a soft behind.
stay deh kin u teeth like kong dawg.
tan deh a gwaan like yu born wid goal spoon ina u mouth.
every spoil mek a style.
him a play fool fi ketch wise mek him tan deh gwaan like im caan mash ants.
if you live ina glass house dont throw stone.
dont bite the hand that feed yu.
the biggest and most important of all DO UNTO OTHERS HAS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. AMEN.


pinky - pinky_heer@hotmail.com
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 2:56 AM

i want the meaning of proverb-don't close the barn door after the horses leave


Althea Spencer-Miller - altheadawn@yahoo.com
Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 2:05 PM

Trow stone in a pig pen di pig i' lik a 'im cry.
Before ah could a seh so . . .
Wa gaan bad a mawning cyan com good a evening.
Man who shit a road doan remember, man who step in it cyan forget.


Angela - awright6@hotmail.com
Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 7:33 PM

a no the one who shit a roadside member it
a the one who clean it.


mara - twright62@hotmail.com
Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 7:35 PM

jump out a frying pan, jump ina fire.


O.G.Walker
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 1:37 AM

(1) "Wen chubble tek yu, pikney shut fit yu"

(2) "Scawnful dawg nyam dutty puddn"

(3) "A nuh wan day monkey waan wife"

(4) "Si mi an com lib wid mi a two diffrant ting"


kareen - kas155@hotmail.com
Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 2:53 AM

Frog say wat is joke fi you a death to mi

if you play wid puppy hi a go lik yu nose



Niq
Monday, June 03, 2002 - 12:33 PM

Cow no know de use a im tail til fly tek im.


Laurel
Tuesday, June 04, 2002 - 7:21 PM

"Mi granny always used to seh...":


cock mout kill cock


KJ
Wednesday, June 05, 2002 - 8:00 PM

see an blind hear an deaf


SCREWFACE - MOREFIRE3003@Yahoo.com
Sunday, June 09, 2002 - 5:39 PM

di double stair yuh walk up , di double yuh fall, so take yuh time and do it once a time!


Tiana - RAW_MATERIYAL
Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 3:12 PM

IF GOAT WOULDA KNOW DE SIZE A HIM BATTY HOLE EM WOULD NUH EAT MANGO SEED


Rob V - rizpek@robv.myweb.nl
Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 6:48 PM

"When lamp out finger walks"


sharon - sholder@cnmc.org
Monday, July 15, 2002 - 10:38 AM

u neva kno de use of a half a knife till u lose it


Omar - ansel_76@hotmail.com
Monday, July 15, 2002 - 11:30 AM

a how yu eye so dry it look like sah

puss broke coconut inna it.....


Nicky
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 7:09 PM

Tun yuh han mek fashion


Kameka
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 7:11 PM

'ole broom know di cana (corner) dem...


Nicky
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 7:14 PM

Hard ears pickney dead a sun hot


Monique
Monday, July 22, 2002 - 10:56 AM

When rat belly full im se casaba bitta

Wha no fattn figattn

Yu wa me drap tip and you drap buff

Ooman dupppy laff kekekenkenken, man duppy laff hahaa

wha serve too lang serve many mastas

a ungri man is a angri man

yu mout big like aaba shark

def ears gi liad trouble

talk mi talk, mi no call no name

duppy know who fi friten

a no evry day a Christmus

look pon pat a call keckle black

yu mussi friten fi...


Monique
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 4:14 PM

Wha sweet yu gwen sour yu

di chiken come ome fi roos

Mi come fi drink milk, mi no come fi count no cow

Wha yu no know ola dan yu

somin de a bush a cut dawg name uh-huh

Fia de a musmus tail. Im tink a cool breeze.


dwight - bobbydigital27@hotmail.com
Saturday, July 27, 2002 - 11:28 PM

1) one day belly full cay fatten mawgah dog

2) sun shine pon jackass ones a year

3) who feels it knows it

4) di apple no fall far from di tree


Coleen - liensta@aol.com
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 7:28 PM

"Yuh tek sleep mark death."

"Yuh right han nuh haffi know weh yuh lef han a do."

"Tick (stick) mussy bruck inna yuh ears."


Myrna Loy
Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 4:11 PM

"my darlin' whenever you feel afraid, read Psalm 27".


Pauline - angel5271@aol.com
Wednesday, August 07, 2002 - 10:55 AM

Fire Deh a muss muss tail him tink a cool breeze


sean durrant - yardie2k1@yahoo.com
Wednesday, August 07, 2002 - 6:55 PM

trouble nuh setup lakka rain


Tiffany V. - u_tvassell@umassd.edu
Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 10:41 AM

Kiss Kitty KY minus plus bend down guava lick up syrup.

Kiss me acky back flowa a cook.

Blouse and skirt. Pants and shirt.


tony figueroa - tfiggytoo@yahoo.com
Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 11:00 AM

Mi Granpappy, Mas Arry deh seh,
If yuh baan fat , yuh deh ded fat

If yuh kis ass nuff time yuh ave di rite to kic it


Maureen - cocoatoned@aol.com
Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 6:05 PM


Hag did ask im mumma sey a wi mek im mout so lang, Hag sey, aah me chile yu a grow come yu wi si ...

Yu pik an pik til yu pik shit ...

If a gi yu a bitch lik, yu wi know wich Gad yu a serve ...

Yu tink mi an yu a wear de same draaws wrenkin tail gal ...

Keba yu mout gal, a nuh ever ting yu se yu fi chat ... si an bline hear an def ...

...but wat a way yu wrenk an facety gal ... mine a bax yu inna yu blasted mout ...

Meekful waste mek woeful want ...


ella yakubu
Monday, August 12, 2002 - 4:15 AM

my granny would always say you can take care or one child but not two


test - test
Monday, August 12, 2002 - 6:32 AM

blessing to all families


ella yakubu - olug@msn.com
Saturday, August 17, 2002 - 11:31 PM

my granny always keep your heads up high,and dont forget where you come from


Marjorie (Knight) Meehan - normarge@hotmail.com
Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 9:34 PM

Mi deyah a look like bredda dog


Marge
Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 9:43 PM

Nuh put yu at wey yu han caan reach i!


Marjorie (Knight) Meehan
Monday, August 19, 2002 - 1:53 PM

Def eze gi liad trouble!


Annette - att393@msn.com
Monday, August 26, 2002 - 11:00 AM

Weh noh kill yu fatten yu

The height that great men reached and kept
were not attained by sudden flight
but they while their companions slept
kept toilling thru the night.


stacy - chokolegs@aol.com
Sunday, September 01, 2002 - 2:29 PM

Di humbilist calf suck di most milk.

If yu nuh mash ants yu nuh fine im gut.

Yu staa deh a kin yu teet lacka calm dawg.

Chicken merry hawk deh near.


Britany
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 7:47 PM

Mi granny always used to seh always tink of others before tinking of your self boy. them were the good days back then.


Britany
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 7:49 PM

Mi granny always used to seh always tink of others before tinking of your self girl. them were the good days back then.


maestro
Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 2:50 PM

(If an insect flies into your drink, take it out and say:)
Dry yuh come, dry yuh go

Siddung neva sey gettup


maestro
Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 2:52 PM

When something bad happens to you. Like you get a "bulla"
"You get baff!!!"


loran - loranhind@hotmail.com
Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 6:31 PM

Lard, let mi ears eat grass nuh!!


Shardon - shazy1@hotmail,com
Monday, September 16, 2002 - 1:06 PM

every mikkle mek a muckle

yu face pretty like me heel back


Jasmine
Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 8:25 PM

Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.


cadesha
Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 3:02 PM

tiday fi yuh tomarra fi mi


Candace Clarke - CandyClarke0786@aol.com
Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 10:53 AM

What do kill will fatten


tisha
Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 5:45 PM

if cup ah smell like pis it nah ment fi drink


Allison - allirobi@hotmail.com
Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 12:41 PM

What sweet nanny goat ago run him belly


Allison - allirobi@hotmail.com
Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 12:41 PM

chicken merry hawk deh near


sandy b
Saturday, September 28, 2002 - 6:40 PM

fire deh a mus-mus tail, im tink a cool breeze


Karen
Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 7:04 PM

Mi granny always used to sey when trouble ketch yu pickin shut fit yu.


Joelin
Saturday, October 05, 2002 - 5:20 PM

when people hate yu dem gi yu basket fe carry wata


Joelin
Saturday, October 05, 2002 - 5:28 PM

di higha monkey di more im expose

when cow kawn hear woe im nek belang to butcha


Weh nu kill wi fatten - djdeneez36@yahoo.com
Monday, October 07, 2002 - 5:14 AM

I hope I have got the spelling right.


jhenell - vanella_8@hotmail.com, ja_nubian@jamaicans.com
Saturday, October 12, 2002 - 12:41 AM

fi avoid di germs u boil di wata


paulette - paulet_ken@hotmail.com
Saturday, October 12, 2002 - 6:45 PM

wah sweet nanny goat a go run im belly
a nuh fus day leaf go a water bottom i rotten


mi yout - myyout@yahoo.com
Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 9:08 PM

country come a town


Jassett - jassettrichards@hotmail.com
Monday, April 21, 2003 - 9:43 AM

Walk ya lawd ef u nuh busy
Lord gi me di case and tek di pilla
Kiss mi cadaho a cya matress
U see me dine trial


FromYard - FromYard01@aol.com
Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 11:01 PM

My Granny used to say about getting a "good" deal...
"yu buy too cheap...yu buy two time..."

My Granny used to say about doing things the right way.....
"short cut draw long blood..." I miss my granny


Sherry-Ann - Sher23666@yahoo.com
Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 7:01 PM

"A nuh one day monkey waan wife."


Crystal Newman - Crissie1982@msn.com
Friday, May 02, 2003 - 1:02 PM

Wha nuh kill yuh wi fatten yuh!


stacey
Friday, May 02, 2003 - 3:17 PM

"Yuh nuh si mi dyin trial....."
"Yuh mus learn fi dance a yaad b4 yuh caah dance abraad"


cappers - dewooldehyah@hotmail.com
Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 6:38 PM

mi never sen yu ah school fe plant minty coco fi run sucker

Translation i didn't send you to school to be a farmer.


cappers - dewoolfdehyah@hotmail.com
Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 7:09 PM

"yu carn waste shot pan blackbud it carn eat"

Translation: don't waste time, energy or money on something which can't serve you.


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 12:58 PM

Too much a one ting is good fi nu'n


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 12:58 PM

Too much a one ting is good fi nu'n


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 1:02 PM

Too much a one ting is good fi nu'n


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 1:04 PM

Yu betta wash ya white clothes dem till dem white like a pelican shit


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 1:07 PM

Is who yuh a chat to, me and yuh a nuh quabs


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 1:08 PM

Cow don' know the use a dem tail until dem lose it


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 1:10 PM

def eas give liad trouble


Lori
Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 1:13 PM

Folla fashun monkey cyan bwoil good soup


billy joe
Monday, May 19, 2003 - 11:28 AM

life is like i ckock of boxlettes you never get what your gonna know.


Mr. Dumbass
Monday, May 19, 2003 - 11:31 AM

eat me!!!


bfjidggidfhgh - bdfiohbeiaia
Monday, May 19, 2003 - 11:32 AM

fuck you


Sandrene - Sandrenej@yahoo.com
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 1:47 AM

Wah deh a dark mus come a light.


Sandrene - Sandrenej@yahoo.com
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 2:24 AM

Unu free paper bun.

"high seat kill Miss Thomas Puss" or something like that.

Yuh madda a go walk pon water come yah.


Karo-Jae
Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 10:10 PM

-Cow cyan hear whoa, him neck belong a bucha.
-Everyday bucket go a well, one day the bottam a go drop out.
-How u so conga sa
-chicken merry hawk de near


Mr.Bonner - Manabadman29@aol.com
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 1:12 PM

A how yuh a gwaan so, yuh tink yuh a wear di cat's pijamas!!


earl pysher III - bebeauintroy@webtv.net
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 4:11 PM

i am looking for a site that has a lot of jamaican proverbs, i have about 50 or so of them. can someone help me, thank you.


mono
Friday, June 20, 2003 - 9:41 AM

"ya claffi pussy clot! get ya finga outa da jackass"


mono
Friday, June 20, 2003 - 9:43 AM

"tis better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt"


Mary
Monday, June 23, 2003 - 3:54 PM

This isn't a Jamaican phrase...sorry. I was wondering if you might be able to include the standard English translation for those of us who love Jamaica, but don't really understand all the sayings.
Thanks.


Angela Brown
Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 4:48 PM

John Crow Seh "when me a feed me pickney pan shit - me no like fi hear ca ca story talk"


Angela Brown
Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 7:55 PM

Me a sen you go a shop - mek haste an run and if you drop roll.


Nikki - zoey20001@hotmail.com
Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:15 PM

1) hard ears pickney dead a sun hot
2) u black like mi dutchy pot
3) If u wah good u nose affi run
4} Bway....u walk wid ur belly inna ur hand
5) Wa mek u walk and henka so
6) Lack ur mouth before u ketch fly
7) every good deed deserves a reward
8) nottin done nottin gain
9) you can lead a horse to the water but you can't mek him drink it
10) no repay evil wid evil
11) look before u leap
12) a no everthing that glisten is gold
13) show mi ur friend them and i will tell you who you are
14) mi throw mi caan mi never call nuh fowl
15) Gal u wah mi gi you sinting fi bawl fah
16) Nuh come ah wid ur cow bawling
17) a nuh everybody u fi nahm from
18) play wid fire u get burn by fire
19) u can't use fire fi out fire
20) a nuh everthing u c u fi want


Bodyguard - xxxanaconda@aol.com
Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 9:05 PM

jump outta frying pan an jump inna fire

short cut draw blood

yuh wi si how water walk go a pumkin belly

every hoe have dem tick a bush

whey eye nuh si heart nuh leap

jackass nyam grass till him ketch inna poun


D - REDDIETHERED@AOL.COM
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 6:55 PM

You face feva fimi

A deh e deh if me an` yu ketch up

a bet a bax yu


King Pharaoh
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:42 AM

No ebry chain a-clink a fi di rollin' calf.


Dencle McDonald - dencle_m@hotmail.com
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:52 AM

fiah deh a mous-mous tail, im tink a cool breeze


Hyacinth Parris Antoine - Hyacinth2300@comcast.net
Friday, August 01, 2003 - 10:34 PM

Never si com si


palmer
Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:13 PM

every mikkle mek a mukkle


Letriece - Rsteveron@msn.com
Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 6:24 PM

MY GRANNY USE TO SEH ........

1'YUH FAYVA ONE STALK A SKELLION PON KISS-MI-ALITY
BUMP!'

2 'YUH FAYVA FAAT A GO A NINE-NIGHT INNA BLACK SUIT'

3'YUH FAYVA RED CLAAT A CUM FROM JERUSYLEM'


Errol
Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 12:37 PM

Nu watch di noise a di market watch fi yu correct change


juno - juno josephs@msn.com
Monday, September 08, 2003 - 2:03 AM

Wah sweet to the mouth is bitter to the belly


juno - David Medley
Thursday, April 15th, 2004 - 11:02 AM

padlock pon frog mouth inna courtroom