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Proverbs and their meanings

Proverbs and their meanings

Today Mr. John will teach us new interpretations, meanings and reality behind some of the famous proverbs.

Why time and tide wait for none?

Both have ADHD. They also happen to be cousins of each other; with only difference of a single letter between both the words.


Why too many cooks spoil the broth?

To put the blame on each other and avoid responsibility for making things wrong.


Why prevention is better than cure?

Because no one gets the right diagnosis.


Why it is no use to cry over split milk?

Because it will turn into camel’s milk.


Why an inch of time cannot be bought by an inch of gold?

Use of wrong currency; time is measured in seconds, not in inches. And gold cannot be bought in inches.


Why an empty vessel makes more noise?

To attract the attention by saying “I’m single and available”.


Why a silver key opens every door?

To get duplicate key in silver is easier than one in gold.


Why a stitch in time saves nine?

Because the seconds arm cannot move due to the stitch hence saving endless energy and effort.


Why a closed mouth catches no fly?

Because hands are made for it, not the mouth.


Why shall we think before we speak?

So we can avoid slaps.


Why should we sweep before our own door?

To avoid being an unpaid servant for your neighbors.



Why an old dog will not learn new tricks?

Because of lack of system requirements.


Written by Muhammad Wasif Haq (2000)
Islamabad, Pakistan
The page is a part of Cool Bluez


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