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Proverbs from Around the World

Proverbs pack great truths into a few well-chosen words, no matter which language you speak. Check out this one from Belize: “Don’t call the alligator a big-mouth till you have crossed the river.” And this truism from Zanzibar:...


Nairobbery  n.— «In the gap since my boyhood, Nairobi had been transformed into a dirty, crime-ridden place, surrounded by slums.…The hacks nicknamed it “Nairobbery” (derelict Dar es Salaam was “Dar-Is-the...

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