Category Archives: GOSSIP

Not much is worse than a troll. Icelandic

0 0 danishfairybook00stro_0165

När man talar om trollen!… (så står de i farstun).

When you talk about trolls!… (they stand in the hall).

(When the subject of a conversation unexpectedly shows up/happens.)

http://www.swedishfreak.com/culture/swedish-quotes/

Advertisements

Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress. John Berger 1926 British Actor, Critic

image

On the way to the river  

African Womens’ Poetry by Injete Chesoni

On the way to the river
We stop and catch up
On the latest village gossip
Two sisters, two girlfriends having a chat
We talk of Amadou
And how he has married wife number two
And of Seydou
And how he flew into a rage over
His wife Paige
And her horrendous cooking
He is now thinking about
kicking her out
All over cooking
We chuckle
Maybe we will give her a lesson or two
On how to prepare a meal for two
That’s sure to please and appease her man
Into letting her stay
If she wants to that is
We chat about Mama Lucy
And her cheating ways
Yesterday she was caught
In Chief Malay’s
Boat
In a compromising position
We whisper and blush
At the thought
Wishing we were as daring and free as she
But as for us
We are tied up by the chains of domesticity
And we must return to our chores
Of fetching water
And washing clothes
And all those other never-ending tasks
The daily life of a wife
Interrupted for a moment
As we live other people’s lives
In our daily gossip on the way to the river

http://poetry-and-art-by-injete-chesoni.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/african-proverbs-quotes-women-art.html

Women, of whatever age, share secrets with each other more readily than they share them with men.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/s/secrets_quotes.html#c8AxpOGBwU9yUAQV.99

image

Inis do Mháire i gcógar é, is inseoidh Máire do phóbal é.

In-ish duh War-eh ih gug-ar aye, iss in-show-ig

Tell something to Mary in confidence and she will tell the whole parish.

(People can’t keep secrets.)

A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself

Lisa Kirk :

1 a artethicsofdress00farn_0008

“Certain persons are malicious solely through a necessity for talking. Their conversation, the chat of the drawing-room, gossip of the anteroom, is like those chimneys which consume wood rapidly; they need a great amount of combustibles; and their combustibles are furnished by their neighbours.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables