When Elephants Fight-- the grass gets hurt
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#1 Feb 4, 2013
Proverbs reflect the culture that they come from.
Wapiganapo tembo nyasi huumia-......When Elephants Fight
For example, the Swahili proverb popular in eastern and central Africa,
where Obama was born in Kenya with the rest of the monkies,
“Wapiganapo tembo nyasi huumia,”
translated as,>>>>>> >>>>>>>
“When elephants fight, the grass gets hurt,”
reflects a universal truth but is expressed in culturally specific terms.
Proverbs may dictate behavior that's appropriate to a cultural group or present social norms,
“Children should be seen and not heard.”
Proverbs can also be used as a sort of scapegoat;
they can take away troublesome responsibility.
For example, a poor day’s fishing can easily be explained by the wind direction,
and not by one’s lack of fishing skills.
Proverbs are a fascinating and intricate part
of day-to-day life here in Branson,Missouri-USA.
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