Friday, September 3, 2010


“A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.”
                                                          Lord John Russell

The aim of the book is to inform and entertain. One of the pleasures of proverbs is seeing how other languages express the same idea. Almost every subject has some proverbs, be it love, women, health, animals, time, etc. Proverbs, sayings, clichés and idiomatic expressions presented in this volume are an integral part of our daily conversations, and at times echo back to long ago conversations with our parents or grandparents. They often serve as the punch lines of jokes or catchphrases, as well as to open a conference. Idioms are the lifeblood of any evolving language. In fact there seems to be a great demand for these North American expressions which are being reported either in English or translated into many other languages.

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