Hog asks his Mommy why her mouth is so long. Meaning: Easily frighten like a cat. Meaning: People who give away too much and is left with little. when you get in trouble, you fit into a child's shirt. You really, really don’t want to be bitten by an alligator. The next one added by [email protected] Meaning: As you go through life you will understand things more clearly. (A tiger may be skinny, but his butt is strong! (Hard of hearing child must go to the market twice) Trouble neba mek eself. If yu play wit puppi e lick yu mout. The pot curses the kettle saying it's bottom is black. Yu coulda lie suga outta bun. A hand napkin has turned into a table cloth. Meaning: People work better when being watched by the boss. A man hates you if he give you a basket to carry water. Meaning: A thief will never get ahead. Meaning: Someone who is clever and cunning. The next one submitted by: Miguel Myrna One day belly full fattens a skinny dog. Yu deh bout town like drif-about doggy. When cackroach mek dance e no invite fowl. Man hate you he gi you bahskit fo back wahter. Meaning: When some one has a wedgy. Food that's not killing is fattening. He's in cat and dog's heaven. Todey fe mi, tomorrow fe you. The small ax cuts down a big tree. Cow shit pahn e tail, weh yu expect pahn di ground? Meaning: A weak person can't fend for himself. Meaning: It's easier to get sick (corrupted) than healed. Tiega mauga, but e kaka taura! Only dogs bark and chase. The next one added by [email protected] When a child wants to cry you need only look at him and he crys. (The bottom of a bucket will eventually drop out after every day use.) Mout seh anyting !! Meaning: Are you hard of hearing or did you hear what I said? Man whe sh*t da pass no rememba, da who daab eena it. Meaning: Somebody who is very happy. The next one submitted by: [email protected] Dis ya time no stan like befo time. Meaning: You'll never get hit for saying something nice. Yu gat to much a weh di kat lick e battam wit!. Wen chikin merry, hawk ketch an befo daylite. Haas dead an' cow fat story. "My aunt use to fire off that phrase when her children would comeouble. Home > Proverbs > Proverb Origin > Belizean > Don’t call the alligator a big-mouth till you have crossed the river. Every bully gat e catcha. Meaning: You were born to a family that is more financially fortunate that others. that trying to change him would be too for the parent to do so; that's why it Fool-fool daug bark afta moonlight. Yu blade a wonda if you bade. Meaning: Not wanting to get too close to a friend. Ah wahn be di goose weh pik di grass affayu grauma grave! Meaning: Being greedy can get you into trouble. If it isn't burnt, it isn't done. Parson krissen e pickni fus. Meaning: Charity begins at home. Meaning: Don't invite trouble. (Hard of hearing child must go to the market twice) Meaning: As you go through life you will understand things more clearly. Nuh heng yu hat higher dan yu can reach. Meaning: You could encourage somebody, but can't make them do it. The next one submitted by [email protected] Meaning: You have too much tongue (smart mouth). Meaning: Similiar winning the battle but not the war. Me han no jine chuch. When a man dies the grass grows to his door. Students Can Use the Alligator to: 1. (Neil) If e nuh bun, e nuh dunn. Hass laze fu bac y grass wahn stauv. I wonder what the John Crow did before the jackass died? The next one submitted by [email protected] Meaning: A good person will defend himself no matter what. The next one submitted by Willa Grant Empty crocus bag cannot stand up. Yo act like yo have chinch ina yo ass. It's a fool that is speaking, but it's not a fool who is listening. Meaning: You're spending to much time (talking). When pickni waan cry you only look pan dem an e cry. You're out all over town like a drifting dog. Dat one cut like panya machete. (Big mouth) I wonder what the crow did before the jackass died? Meaning: A person will never talk bad about his family or self. Meaning: You don't know a what you have until its gone. Meaning: Whomever caused the trouble will have to deal with it. Hag live wit e gaddi. When a child wants to cry you need only look at him and he crys. Big words don't break a man's jawbone. Man who sh*t in the past don't remember, it's the one who steps in it. The next two submitted by Thomas Forster Mek yu slef floclath an pipple wahn wipe dehn foot pahn yu. Chip no fall far fram de blak. Dis ya time no stan like befo time. You're blade, I wonder if you bathe. The small ax cuts down a big tree. If yu mek yu bed haad yu hav to sleep eena it. Meaning: Your day is today but sooner or later my day is coming. Meaning: Size is not important. Changie blak dawg fu monki!! Mouth can say anything. You were born with a gold spoon in your mouth. You were born with a gold spoon in your mouth. One plate a dinna no fatten maaga dog. Leev sleepin daugs alone. Don't hang your hat higher than you can reach. Lessa fowl,lessa shit Meaning: Not wanting to get too close to a friend. Aze haud pickney always feel. Tiga must di bite. Meaning: Rush things and you'll mess up. If the food isn't bad for you then just eat it. Monkey know weh limb fi swing pan. In general, Alligator symbolism reminds us to look for opportunities to ingest new knowledge and wisdom. The next one submitted by CorozalGal Tiega mauga, but e kaka taura! Wen man no gat nuttin fu do e go da sabana an tell cow maanin. Nuh tek serious ting mek play. Di wallz havv ears. Beg watah no bile cow skin. Because of it's mouth the fish got caught. Meaning: If you don't heed good advice you will get hurt. One at a time will fill the basket. Meaning: People who think their children are different. Ah wanda weh jankro mi do befoe jakass dead? very valuable be careful what you say because sometimes it comes right back Meaning: A small person may have the better brain. Cut da rope shaut. Yu wahn get am wen fowl gat teet. The next one submitted by [email protected] Meaning: This was used to describe very active children that could not stay in one position for a very long time. Meaning: Don't get too ahead of yourself. Meaning: You should do one thing at a time. they are capable of carrying. Meaning: Your joy may be short-lived if you are too careless. Every fat bird has its day When the tree is bent you cannot straighten it. Meaning: Don't talk about bad luck or it might actually happen. Meaning:A comment on people who have suddenly obtained wealth. Meaning: Refers to people who complain about everything. Fishaman nevva seh e fish stink. Meaning: Very close friends. If it's nt so, then its nearly so. Fool-fool daug bark afta moonlight. Meaning: You'll never get it. Meaning: Becareful when in an unknown place or situation. No sell yu ass and sh*t tru yu ribs. Every pot has a cover Cova a di book no tell di story! When a chicken is merry, a hawk will soon devour him before day light. Meaning: A Good Samaritan who's always available when needed. Small rudda control big ship. Don't put your mouth on it. He's in cat and dog's heaven. Munkey si, munkey du! Si mi an live wit mi da tue difrant ting. Meaning: This is the end of the party. You will know how barley grows. Trouble never makes itself. Meaning: Don't worry about things that already happened. Meaning: Wanting things that one clearly cannot afford,see also...no heng you hat hiya dan you cud reach. Meaning: The pelican is a carefree bird who never fights the winds. Too much of one thing is good for nothing. The next one submitted by: cbydsign Meaning: Have respect for others. Where bones are not provided, dogs are not invited. My hand didn't join the church. Some say it was done by white men during slave times in Florida and Louisiana and other parts of the American South. Small rudder controls the big ship. I am, and I don't give a ... McQueen and co-star Dustin Hoffman wrestling with an alligator (although its mouth was ... bounty hunter ponders meaning of life. Meaning: People will exploit your weakness. The leaf doesn't fall far from the tree. John Crow tink 'e pickni white. One day bellyfull fatten maga daug. A leaky house. Cow does not belong in a horse's gallop. The next one submitted by [email protected] Meaning: A person given orders pass it on to someone else. Creole run to fire but run from rain!! Meaning: Being greedy can get you into trouble. Big word no bruk man jawbone. Don't take a serious subject and play with it. My hand didn't join the church. The next one added by [email protected] Meaning: There is a partner for everyone. Meaning: When some one has a wedgy. Meaning: Don't pass judgment before becoming familiar. Croffie di ahn, de run da fya but run fra rain!! The next one submitted by [email protected] Wen daug havv money e eat cheez. Nuh heng yu hat higher dan yu can reach. Time langa dan rope. Meaning: Good things rarely co-occur. Creole run to fire but run from rain!! The next one submitted by: [email protected] Da no one time monkey wahn wife. Meaning: Leave me alone! Man who sh*t in the past don't remember, it's the one who steps in it. Meaning: God will remember your bad deeds. Wen man dead grass grow da e doe. This simple poem is great fun, especially for Key Stage 1 children. Meaning: Mind your own business! Cova a di book no tell di story! Everyday isn't Sunday. The higher a monkey climbs, the more butt he'll show. Meaning: You are just like your parents. Meaning: Familiarity breeds contempt. Fun will bring burn. Meaning: That whatever goes around comes right back, so your actions are The oral mucosa is the mucous membrane epithelium lining the inside of the mouth.. LITTLE TALK, MORE ACTION. Meaning: No one advertises his own faults. Meaning: People who think their children are different. Wen man dead grass grow da e doe. Meaning:A comment on people who have suddenly obtained wealth. Meaning: Refers to a convoluted and improbable story; tall tales. The same thing that sweets you will sour you. Meaning: PEOPLE WHO HAVE BAD HABBITS FIND IT HARD TO LET IT GO. Greedy choke puppi. Han napkin tun table clath. Adam Bantan wipe e ass befo e sh*t. Haste makes waste. Meaning: If you get yourself in trouble you have to face the consequences. When a dog have money he eats cheese. If it isn't burnt, it isn't done. Meaning: People will never assume responsibilty when something goes wrong. A fearsome snout is arguably an alligator’s most salient feature, professional dream analyst and author Lauri Quinn Loewenberg tells the Cut: “The mouth is almost half of the alligator. Meaning: Even a bully will get beat up. The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is a species of turtle in the family Chelydridae.The species is native to freshwater habitats in the United States. A LIA IS FUGETFUL. The next one submitted by Tasha Reyes The dog that is eating never stop. Meaning: Not wanting to get too close to a friend. Adam Banta wipes his ass before he sh*ts. Bad ting nevva got owner. Mouth can say anything. Da no who lauf fuss lauf best. A bad thing never has an owner. YO BORRO MONI, IE MEK ENEMI. Meaning: Keep a serious subject serious. The next one submitted by Jane L. Meaning: Put two people with the same personality together to see who is Proverb Meaning: Talking too much will get you in trouble. Meaning: Are you hard of hearing or did you hear what I said? You could make a horse go for water, but you can't force it to drink. Meaning: Refers to a convoluted and improbable story; tall tales. Meaning: Lend money to a friend, and he'll become an enemy. If e nuh bun, e nuh dunn. No count yu chicken befoe deh hatch. Tenk Gaad fu me mout no eena dis. The next one submitted by Jane L. (Translation and meaning mine unless noted) Man orders monkey, monkey orders his tail. Meaning: Do not go to people's houses at dinner time(unless you were invited) because they did not make food for you. Meaning: An arrogant person who found wealth. Only when you have crossed the river, can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout. Good soup neva meet good fufu E lie fasta tan haas trots. Cut da rope shaut. Wen daug havv money e eat cheez. Meaning: A person given orders pass it on to someone else. Di sins of the madda falls pon di child. at you. DAWG WEH EAT EGG NEVA STOP. Meaning: If you sympathize with someone, or you give them a help, they do not When it cat isn't there the rat occurs. The chip doesn't fall far from the block. Nuh evrything weh gat suga sweet. bellyache you mus beleeve anh. Therefore, be good to me. Exchanging a black dog for a monkey!! No count yu chicken befoe deh hatch. Only dogs bark and chase. He's in cat and dog's heaven. Dry weather friend or Dry weather house. Put two a deh enna wha bag a we wa si who wa come out fus. Meaning: People who find faults with others usually have faults themselves. Bad ting nevva gat owna. But I’m guessing it might be a green to black/brown alligator. Don't cry over spilt milk. A married man is trouble. Meaning: A person will never talk bad about his family or self. Meaning: A person that lie very fast. Trouble neba mek eself. Meaning: Similiar winning the battle but not the war. Every bully gat e catcha. Meaning: What you don't see won't hurt you. Meaning: You see the tribulations you're putting me through (Like Jesus on the cross) Every pot has a cover Meaning: Following bad folks will get you in trouble. When a dog have money he eats cheese. The next two submitted by Kim Staine. Good soup never meets good fufu Ah wahn be di goose weh pik di grass affayu grauma grave! Meaning: God never allows someone to carry more burdens in this life that what Meaning: People love getting something for nothing. The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice. VINEGAR THAT IS FREE, IS SWEETER THAN HONEY. You were born with a gold spoon in your mouth. Never drop the bone to catch the shadow. Meaning: If a person can harm his family he will hurt you too. Ol log wod stump da road side. E lie fasta tan haas trots. Yu gat to much a weh di kat lick e battam wit!. (Neil). Si mi an live wit mi da tue difrant ting. Meaning: Do not go to people's houses at dinner time(unless you were invited) because they did not make food for you. Di eye a di masta fatten di calf. Meaning: I will live for a long time. Where dogs are not invited, bones are not provided. A LIA IS FUGETFUL. Meaning: when you play around alot your going to get hurt Yu Deh ride wahn high haas! When pickni waan cry you only look pan dem an e cry. Meaning: Not every day is a day of rest. Meaning: You don't know a what you have until its gone. Meaning: This is the end of the party. Fisherman never says his fishes are stink. Meaning: Mind your own business! Meaning: I will live for a long time. E lie fasta tan haas trots. Tiega tred easy pahn slippry slope. The small ax cuts down a big tree. God doesn't like ugly. Meaning: PEOPLE WHO HAVE BAD HABBITS FIND IT HARD TO LET IT GO. it's the person who it affects E fraid no puss. If you make your bed hard you have to sleep in it. (Translation and meaning mine unless noted) The next one submitted by [email protected] Meaning: His mouth is big, but he can't back it up. When it cat isn't there the rat occurs. If you follow the ghost you'll jump in the water. Meaning: Mind your own business. Meaning: In hard times you live with a rich relative. Meaning: Your day is today but sooner or later my day is coming. (Neil) Man orders monkey, monkey orders his tail. Di sae ting weh sweet yu wahn sowa yu. When I let out my rooster, pull in your hen and lock the hen house. Dry weather friend or Dry weather house. Meaning: If it's not all the way true it's almost close to Meaning: Don't go where you don't belong. A hand napkin has turned into a table cloth. No sell yu ass and sh*t tru yu ribs. Coward man kip soun bone. The next one submitted by [email protected]: Meaning: A thief will never get ahead. Meaning: Do not go to people's houses at dinner time(unless you were invited) because they did not make food for you. Empty crocus bag cannot stand up. Ah wahn be di goose weh pik di grass affayu grauma grave! Good soup never meets good fufu Meaning: People love getting something for nothing. Croffie di ahn, de run da fya but run fra rain!! Meaning: If a person can harm his family he will hurt you too. Yu deh bout town like drif-about doggy. Meaning: You could encourage somebody, but can't make them do it. When I let out my rooster, pull in your hen and lock the hen house. is very important for parents to rise their kids the proper way Kine wuhds neber bruk jawbone. Beggin doesn't solve your problem. Gawd neva gi yo mo dan whe yo cud bare. Meaning: An offspring have the same characteristics as their parents. Si mi an live wit mi da tue difrant ting. The cow knows where the weakest part of the fence is. Creole run to fire but run from rain!! Croffie di ahn, de run da fya but run fra rain!! Kine wuhds neber bruk jawbone. Don't call the alligator a big mouth until you've crossed the river. You're dressed up like a pussycat back feet. Meaning: What you do to others can happen to you. Meaning: A little food is better than none. Han napkin tun table clath. Your finger never say look here, it says look there. Meaning: Charity begins at home. Meaning: People who give away too much and is left with little. Meaning: Mind your own business. Meaning: Action speaks louder than words. The next one submitted by: [email protected] Si mi an live wit mi da tue difrant ting. Chip no fall far fram de blak. Meaning: People will not admit to their wrong doings It's not one time a monkey wants a wife. Finga nevva say look ya, e say look deh. When it cat isn't there the rat occurs. Meaning: It's very cold! more determined to get ahead. to me with yu hass dead and cow fat story." The next one submitted by [email protected] Also: Refers to someone who changes direction in opinion or decision to suit the moment. Meaing: Making an exchange for something that's just as bad. Dry weather friend or Dry weather house. The following two submitted by Monique as told Meaning: People know their place (home). Kiss Pauly's red bottom! When a man has nothing to do he goes to the savannah to tell the Adam Bantan wipe e ass befo e sh*t. Meaning: Do not go to people's houses at dinner time(unless you were invited) because they did not make food for you. The next one submitted by CorozalGal Di man weh lif up haas tail no e batty red. Wen puss no deh, rat tek place. Meaning: If the food isn't well cook, it's not finished. at you. It's not who laugh first laugh best. A foolish dog barks after the moonlight. Meaning: You hang around bad company, you'll get into trouble. Good soup never meets good fufu when trouble ketch yuh pickney shut fit yuh Whe dags no invited, bones no provided. Tiger must be biting. Meaning: Family comes first. Cow know weh weak fence deh. Meaning: A person given orders pass it on to someone else. (Don't stir up stinking mud if you can't stand the scent. Big words don't break a man's jawbone. Pat cuss kettle seh e battam black. Meaning: You're spending to much time (talking). Beg watah no bile cow skin. You'll get it when chickens grows a tooth. Meaning: If you sympathize with someone, or you give them a help, they do not The dog is dead now. Changie blak dawg fu monki!! WHEN A LET OUT ME ROASTA, PULL IN YU HEN & LOC DE FOWL CUBB Meaning: Don't get too ahead of yourself. Yo act like yo have chinch ina yo ass. Trouble neba mek eself. Fisherman never says his fishes are stink. When it cat isn't there the rat occurs. 3. Meaning: Some people are giddy. Meaning: Paid will come from to much fun. Deh close like batty an chemba pat. Meaning: Maybe you should stay home sometimes. Meaning: What you don't see won't hurt you. Kiss Pauly's red bottom! Same knife weh kill sheep kill goat. )Meaning: A small person could still be powerful. You have your hand in the tiger's mouth Leave sleeping dogs alone. Di dauka di berry, di sweeta di juice. Thieves never prosper! You'll get it when chickens grows a tooth. Jamaican Proverb; A proverb is no proverb to you till life has illustrated it. Meaning: Two wrongs do not make a right. Meaning: You're dressed to impress! Fun will bring burn. You give away your ass and shit through your ribs. more arrogant he becomes. Yu deh bout town like drif-about doggy. I wonder what the crow did before the jackass died? When it rains, the vulture talks of building a house. Meaning: As you go through life you will understand things more clearly. Meaning: A person who is involved will know the truth. Di sae ting weh sweet yu wahn sowa yu. Fun bring bun. WHEN A LET OUT ME ROASTA, PULL IN YU HEN & LOC DE FOWL CUBB Meaning: A weak person can't fend for himself. Adam Banta wipes his ass before he sh*ts. Meaning: Two wrongs do not make a right. The next six submitted by: Deborah C. Meaning: You're dressed up but did you take a bath? Hog asked his momma why is his mouth so long, His mother replied, don't worry baby when you grow up you will find out. (A tiger may be skinny, but his butt is strong! Trying to "baffu" but can't "gamma"!! it's the person who it affects Don't sell your ass and sh*t through your ribs. Meaning: Even a bully will get beat up. Blud falla vein. Meaning: You're spending to much time (talking). The next one submitted by [email protected] Good soup neva meet good fufu Every day bucket go da well, di battom must drap out. Yo giv weh yo ass ahn shit chu yo ribs Meaning: You looking guilty of something. Meaning: Refers to a convoluted and improbable story; tall tales. Meaning: If you don't work you won't eat. One plate a dinna no fatten maaga dog. Meaning: Have respect for others. Di dauka di berry, di sweeta di juice. MEANING:THAT YOU ARE INVOLVING YOURSELF IN SOMETHING DANGEROUS It's cold like a dog's nose. Si mi an live wit mi da tue difrant ting. Sickness comes in a hurry but takes its own time to leave. Meaning: Leave me alone! Meaning: Talking too much will get you in trouble. Fishaman nevva seh e fish stink. The next one submitted by: Mista Twin Shyne Cow does not belong in a horse's gallop. If dah no so, dah naily so. The next one submitted by Ivy Pitts Gaad nuh like ugly. Dat one cut like panya machete. You're blade, I wonder if you bathe. Meaning: What may appears good may not be. When fish come fram rivva battam an tell yu halligetter gat Meaning: Don't count as certain what has not yet occured. Adam Banta wipes his ass before he sh*ts. If you play with a puppy he'll lick your mouth. Meaning: Trying to accomplish something but can't get it done. Meaning: Good things rarely co-occur. Not everything that has sugar is sweet. You're holding long bench. The sins of the mother will fall upon the child. Meaning: A Good Samaritan who's always available when needed. You are acting like you have chinch in your ass. Ah wahn be di goose weh pik di grass affayu grauma grave! Meaning: Children will bare the consequence of their mother (parent's) actions Things will change no matter how long it takes. (Neil) Meaning: A person will never talk bad about his family or self. Slippry no okro. Meaning: What you don't see won't hurt you. Meaning: Don't go where you don't belong. Croffie di ahn, de run da fya but run fra rain!! 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