Funny Proverbs Around the World

Ever wonder where all the sayings and proverbs come from? They come from everywhere!

From Blazepress, I found these gems:

From Sweden: “The pillow is the best advisor.” (Sleep on a problem and see how you feel in the morning.)

From Kenya: “When elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets hurt.” (Fights of the powerful only hurt the little guys.)

From Russia: “To live with wolves, you have to howl like a wolf.” (In dangerous situations, try to blend in.)

From Turkey: “If the world flooded, it wouldn’t matter to the duck. (Things that are bad for you aren’t always bad for everyone.)

Gaelic proverb: “A cat in mittens won’t catch mice.” (Being careful and polite doesn’t always get things done.)

From France: “A hungry stomach has no ears.” (Meaning you can’t concentrate when your stomach is empty.)

Zulu proverb: “A nice fig is often full of worms.” (Don’t judge things by how they look on the outside.)

Welsh proverb: “There’s a bad potato in every sack.” (There’s a bad influence in every group of people.)

Thai proverb: “No skunk ever smells its own stink.” (People doing wrong often don’t know they’re doing it.)

Romanian proverb: “He who digs a pit for others will often fall in it himself.” (What goes around, comes around.)

However, my absolute favorite curse comes from the wise Yiddish: “May every tooth in your head fall out except one. And may that one have a toothache in it!




One thought on “Funny Proverbs Around the World

  1. pamkirst2014 says:

    OUCH! My teeth hurt just thinking about that last one!

    Have you ever run into the game, Wise and Otherwise? Players have to fill in what they think could be the ending of a saying or proverb, and then they guess which one is the original. It’s one of our favorites!

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