Category Archives: POVERTY

Cela laisse a desirer = There is room for improvement; It is not quite the thing.

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You scour the Bowery, ransack the Bronx,/ Through funeral parlours and honky-tonks./ From river to river you comb the town/ For a place to lay your family down.

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“Come out of there my noble man” came the voice of Sergeant Small “I have trapped you very nicely – you’ve ridden for a fall”

http://railwaysongs.blogspot.com.au/2008/11/sergeant-small-or-down-and-outback.htmlBELLO POLICE

FOTO – BELLINGEN POLICE STATION IN SPRINGTIME

“I get it,’ said the prisoner. ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?’
If you like.’ said Vimes. ‘But we’re a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth?”


― Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

Ghastly, grim, and ancient Raven, wandering from the Nightly shore, Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore! Quoth the Raven “Nevermore!”

Edgar Allen Poe.

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Ciakorire wacu mugunda

The food found Wacu in the field.

The proverb originates in the legend of Wacu, the most despised amongst the wives of a rich man who never gave her any presents.  One day, when a banquet was being held at home, she went to work in the field, since she knew there would be nothing for her at home.  In the middle of the banquet a raven swooped down in the courtyard where the meat was being roasted, snatched a big piece and brought it to Wacu.

The Kikuyu use the proverb to say that God takes care of His poor.

http://www.misterseed.com/link%20pages/PROVERBS2.htm

Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.

http://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm

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La rabia de la tamalera: que otra se le ponga enfrente
What makes the tamal-vendor fly into a rage? Another tamal-vendor setting up shop in front of her?
We need our space.

http://www.spanish-learning-corner.com/mexican-proverbs.html