Proverbs
A Dictionary of Barbadian Language
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Cat luck ain't dog luck
Don't assume that you can get away with something because someone else does.
 
Cheap tings nuh good
Be careful of things which come too easily.
 
Crave all, get none at all.
Being covetous is not profitable.
 
Common dog does bark in church
Uncivilized people will show uncivilized bahaviour regardless of the situation.
 
Coward dog keep whole bone
Avoiding confrontation can keep you out of trouble.
 
Crow does fly high, but when 'e come down, de ants does still eat out 'e eye
Some people may enjoy great prosperity and be excessively proud of it, but should bad luck surface, they may endure disgrace equal to or greater than the wealth they once possessed.
 
Cut pumpkin can' keep
Abstainance is harder to maintain after losing virginity.
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