People have often written in requesting the meaning and/or origin of a proverb, adage or saying. Therefore I have commenced recording the items that have been the subject of questions. There is far too much work to go through and write meanings to all of the proverbs listed on the Save the Proverbs page, and many of you will know the meaning of most proverbs.
From many of the questions I receive I rather imagine the sender has grown up in a city or else they would have known the meaning. So many of the proverbs, adages and sayings have a rural background. You will also notice that many of the proverbs referring to weather not only have application in farming but also in a marine situation.
To further understand the origin of proverbs it is suggested that you read the history page on our site.
I had only heard a small portion of the proverbs when I commenced the page, but I have no trouble in understanding the meaning of them. This may be because I grew up in a farming community.
We should not blindly hold on to any specific proverb. For different situations different proverb / sayings hold good. We should think clearly and see which one applies to the situation, as each proverb is for a certain type of situation.
If you have a question please email me and I will answer your question direct by email plus include the answer in this list.
|If you don't locate your answer here try the Contradictions section it may assist you to understand your problem saying.|