Category Archives: FAIR TRADE

The hen with baby chicks doesn’t swallow the worm Sukuma (Tanzania)

http://www.afritopic.com/afritopic-proverbs.htm

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the street resembles a neck
from a wayward guitar
with Hotel Bone sitting idle on a vein,
wedged between two frets
                          where the bad tunes can reach her

Sam Wagan Watson: hotel bone

 

foto – hotel on the way from annandale to the airport in sydney april 2010

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The owl thinks all her young ones beautiful.

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Think to-day and speak to-morrow.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

 

foto- ilnam estate winery

The friend looks at the head, the enemy at the foot

"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"

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Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal

 

http://home1.gte.net/bruggink/sayings.html

FOTO-LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH 09

When sheep pass laws to eat only grass the wolf doesn’t care.

http://www.parowanprophet.com/Great_Seal/Aug_95_Prophets_Proverbs.htm

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The cow is milked, not the ox ; the sheep is shorn, not the horse. Dan

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto – sheep on coldstream street july ‘09

Proverb of the Faroe Islands (”The Sheeps Islands”)

HE could drink with the face of man.

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!

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The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.

http://www.archive.org/details/proverbsproverbi00chevuoft

FOTO – KNOX BROS IN  MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment. Irish Proverb.

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“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. JALAL AD-DIN RUMI.

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Hard heads in Hardeston, 
Quakers in the Pow ; 
The braw lasses d Abdie 
Canna spin their ain tow" 

 

A CENTURY OF  SCOTTISH PROVERBS AND SAYINGS,

IN PROSE AND RHYME, CURRENT IN FIFE AND CHIEFLY OF 
FIFE ORIGIN. 

COLLECTED AND SELECTED BY G: MACKAY, 

Sheriff of the Counties of Fife and Kinross. 
FOTO - MT TAMBORINE SPINNER 2008

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Harriet Van Horne.

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“I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.”
Martha Harrison

 

FOTO – ONE OF MICHAEL’S CURRIES AT JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT TWEED HEADS WEST 2007.

But I pulled up at the Shingle Hut, a little wayside pub; Tired of mutton and damper, I wanted some decent grub, The barmaid was a buxom lass, I thought her very nice – You wouldn’t think, to look at her, but her heart was made of ice. Warren Fahey

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Henry Lawson

1867-1922

But ‘Baby,’ the barmaid, her evidence gave—
A poor, timid darling who tried to be brave—
‘Now, don’t be afraid—if it’s frightened ye be—
‘Speak out, my good girl,’ said O’Hara, J.P.
Her hair was so golden, her eyes were so blue,
Her face was so fair and her words seemed so true—
So green in the ways of sweet women was he
That she jolted the heart of O’Hara, J P.
He turned to the other grave Justice of Peace,
And whispered, ‘You can’t always trust the police;
‘I’ll visit the premises during the day,
‘And see for myself,’ said O’Hara, Jay Pay.
(Case postponed.)

WARREN FAHEY

http://www.warrenfahey.com/drink-lambing.htm

FOTO – JACQUI AT BILAMBIL 2007