Six Caribbean proverbs and wise sayings you need to know today

Nduta Waweru Aug 31, 2018 at 04:37am

August 31, 2018 at 04:37 am | Culture

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 31, 2018 at 04:37 am | Culture


Sweet tongue hide black heart.

Largely used in Antigua, this proverb implies that the same person who sweet talks you, will be the same person to betray you.

A similar proverb from Barbados goes “De tongue dat does buy yuh, does sell yuh.”

In Jamaica, the proverb goes “Oily tung nuh mus tell Di truth,” meaning a smooth talker does not always tell the truth.

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