Monday, April 11, 2011

Proverb Monday

Proverb: ɔdεnkyεm ne pitire na εda, nso ɔfom no a, ɔka no.
Translation: The crocodile and the catfish sleep together, but when the latter offends the crocodile (literally, if it offends it), it bites it.
Usage: Living together does not mean you will always agree. This proverb is similar to one which when translated reads: even the teeth and the tongue do quarrel.
No. 1802 in Bu me Bε by Peggy Appiah et al.


  1. Thanks for starting my day with this proverb - a thought worthy one as always.

  2. thanks Geosi. We only have to know these things exist so that when they should occur we wouldn't be too affected. All we need is to forgive.


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