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Truly, politely, kindly

September 22, 2012

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In the battle of words, the man of few words wins the day – Fon proverb The Fon people are the people of Benin which is currently where I am literarily if not physically. Physically I’m in a camper van in the imaginatively named Campers’ City in Moncton, New Brunswick.   It’s raining the kind […]

We two alone will sing like birds i’ the cage

September 9, 2012

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Blood cannot be washed out with blood – Belizean proverb When someone says ‘x is deceptively complex’, I take it to mean that ‘x’ is, in fact, simple.  However, I’ve recently read that some take it to mean that ‘x’ appears simple but is, in fact, complex – this sort of misunderstanding is very important […]

Quick or dead

September 5, 2012

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It’s like brain surgery through the a*sehole – a Yegorism I can’t quite believe this, but I couldn’t find a single Belarusian proverb on Dr. Google.   How can that be? I’m sure Belarusian’s walk round all day peppering their speech with maxims and pithing their arguments with apothegms.  Anyway, it does give me the chance […]