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Watching paint dry is more fun than this.
Fine, change channels or turn your television off. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

Needs must ... when the devil drives.

Spare the rod ...
....and spoil the child! (Must be some pedosadistic freak who made this one up!)

Never count the chickens...
til they've crossed the road.

dr. suess says: yes! the chicken crossed the road. but why it crossed i've not been told

pip [proverbs in progress #2]

confusedcius says: man who stands on toilet....
.. can only then see over the stall's locked door.

All work and no play ...
...makes Jack a dull boy! (Its been done before!)

Never speak...
...until spoken to!

All that glitters...
...is not gold.

Birds of one feather....
flock together

You win some
...you lose some.

An apple a day...
...keeps the doctor away.

Its so boring now that everyone's giving the correct answers.

Make hay while....
(I've seen another two which are incorrect but I shall resist the urge to mention it. Ooops, too late!)


... the sun shines.


In for a penny....


BTW, I don't mean to dampen anyone's enthusiasm ....

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Yup, silly English teachers who focus on spelling and pronounciation and not proverbs, huh? This is a game for those who speak English and for those who feel like google-ing. I am neither.


but I just felt that this is supposed to be about proverbs and the thing with proverbs is to work they should be in the original wording. I love the English language and proverbs often provide a glimpse of its history and usage. BLah blah blah... And also, what if someone saw the proverb posted here incorrectly and went on to repeat it elsewhere? I'd rather people use the correct wording. But.... blah blah blah.... it is only a bit of fun. And, young lady, as for you not speaking English???????????? You do! And the game is more fun if you don't google but that might be more difficult for our non English Proverb speaking members. Blah blah.... I am going on a bit. Just a bit. Bit more....
In for a pound

which is similar too:

Spending good money...
Sure, dampen everyone's fun why don't ya... Wink Smilie I think the incorrect ones are funny, Vee, but perhaps people should preface it with, "I know this isn't correct...but..."
I just want to say I agree with Vee, not that it really matters as long as we're all having fun... The incorrect ones are often pretty funny though... Anyway...

... after bad. (not sure if it's correct Smile Smilie )

Jack of all trades...
Master of none.

(I think it is Throwing good money after bad... And yes, you can have fun with the wrong ones.)


A woman needs a man, like a....
... fish needs water.

Barking dogs....
Or: A woman needs a man, like a fish needs a bicycle.
Feminist saying. Or battle cry if you wish.

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I've seen another two which are incorrect but I shall resist the urge to mention it. Ooops, too late!

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what if someone saw the proverb posted here incorrectly and went on to repeat it elsewhere?

If that is so important to you, you (or someone) should correct all proverbs that are wrong, not just the funny ones who are wrong on purpose.

Like I said, there are plenty other threads to be silly in. Like "Idiotmatic expressions" which is all about making funny and silly proverbs. Shouldn't be a problem to let this thread stay serious. Even if we are all looneys. Winking Smilie
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Barking dogs seldom bite.

Sufficient onto the day...
....till we get enough pay! *looks at Vee and grins*

No pain,...
...no gain

Early to bed, early to rise....
...makes a woman Smile Smilie healthy, wealthy and wise.

The early bird...
gets the worm.

You made your bed ...
... so you must sleep in it? Something like that?

Every dog is brave...
... on his own doorstep.

Too many cooks ...
... spoil the broth.

You can't make an omelette...
... without breaking eggs.

Opportunity seldom ...
... knocks twice.

Rain, rain, go away, ...
come again another day

He who laughs last....
... laughs best.

The grass is always greener on...
... the other side of the fence.

A man is known by ...
the size of his guns Tongue Smilie

4 d english teachers : the company he avoids

confusedcius sez: May your life be like a roll of toilet paper....
... long and useful.

Gotta love Confucius. Big Laugh Smilie

He is the best general...
... who makes the fewest mistakes.

He who rides a tiger ...
... is afraid to dismount. ( Question Smilie sorry, had to look that one up)

If in February there be no rain...
tis neither good for grass nor grain (me to - looked this up)

Never cast a clout.....
... nor the first stone if you live in a glass house. (I didn't look this up.)

... til May is out. (I had to look that up.)

Never let any mechanical device ...
... know that you're in a hurry.

Nice one Grondy! Smile Smilie

Better to lose a minute in your life...
...than your wrist watch. (I'm sorry I don't know the real proverb but since the thread was lying dormant, I had to revive it.)

A bird in hand.....
...is worth two in a bush.

(Mine was: Better to lose a minute in your life, than to lose your life in a minute.)

The squeaky wheel...
... gathers grime, creame cheese? No?

okay then, ... gets the grease.

Strike while the ...
...pitcher's on the roll!

or for the proverb enthusiasts:
...while the iron is hot!

Never bite the hand....
... that wears an iron glove.

or if you must

... that feeds you.

Love makes the ...
...world go round. (Awwww...Grondy. Who knew? Smile Smilie )

Finders keepers, ...
Losers weepers

Birds of the feather...
... flock together!
Let me think...

Don't put all your eggs...


... in one hatchery. Orc Grinning Smilie

or if you'd rather:

... in one basket. Happy Elf Smilie


Fools rush in where ...
... wise men never go.

Dirty water...
...does not wash clean (I think that's it).

Don't throw the baby...
... out with the bathwater! I think it should be this one...

Too many cooks...
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