Monday September 29th 2014 Tim
The trouble with
proverbs is they don't just go away. "We are more like
the weaver bird than we are like the white ant," might
not fall under the category of proverb. However
something like "The Elephant has a large foot," could
well fall under the category of proverb.
"When the custard is
yellow the Onion rots," sounds like a proverb but probably
is not. As does "One foot on the ground is better than two
in the grave." But who knows. "Proverbs are more like
snide little off hand and completely unnecessary remarks,
than they are like algebra."