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Where is Your Corn Roasting?…

A friend and sister blogger invited me for the three quote challenge and I would like to share some African proverbs with you. Thank you OBA for this auspicious opportunity. I like it. African proverb 2

Back then in my place, our grandparents and parents told us tales or rebuked us with words laced with lots of proverbs, adages and idioms that we had no idea what they meant.

Sometimes, they will ask you to go and figure out a sensible answer for a proverb as part of your punishment, then you would perambulate from one adult to another trying to repeat the proverb and get its meaning.

These adults had a way of knowing that you had misbehaved so your journey got a little trickier and arduous but it was a lesson well taught in a lot of instances.

So I leave you with today’s proverb:

”A man doesn’t go far from where his corn is roasting.”

Now picture me going up and down asking another adult to tell me where the corn is roasting πŸ™‚

I would like to invite 3 gentlemen bloggers in the house to give us their quotes.

Patrick Hawthorne

Thomas M Watt

Barclay Dave

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


28 thoughts on “Where is Your Corn Roasting?…

  1. I’m not sure you know what you are asking (from me anyways), but remember…you asked.

    1) Don’t drink from a toilet, you might bump your head on a log. (I tried to warn you)
    2) A politician can only be trusted only as far as I can spit…and, I’m a dribbler. (Remember, you
    3) Never go to sleep angry at your wife…Feed her No-Doze (Are you sorry you asked?)

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  2. I was laughing before I started reading what you wrote, simply because of the proverb shown at the top. Living in SE Texas, I can soooo totally relate to that one.

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  3. Thank you for the invite, Jacqueline! Do I post my quotes in the comment section here or on my own blog? I appreciate the kind mention; it’s rare that I’m thrilled about winning any type of award on WordPress, but I feel yours is interesting and insightful! Thank you again, Jacqueline.

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