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Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife...

Mon 11 Dec 2006, 11:28 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Welcome to African Proverb week.  My 16 year old was assigned an essay in which he was supposed to find an African Proverb and relate it to his life.  He claimed that it was impossible that an African Proverb could describe his life, but having read many in an entertaining quest to prove him wrong, I am inspired to use some of my favorites for posts this week.  Sadly, today's is appropriate but personal, rather than business related...

Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers.




This requires a key to understand completely.

knife = side of our brick house
melon = wife's Honda Odyssey
falls = scrapes

There are limits to the specificity of some proverbs, but let us just say that not just the melon suffers.

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What has been said:


529.1. Duffbert
(12/12/2006 04:51 AM)

Ouch... :-(


529.2. Jamie Price
(12/15/2006 07:36 PM)

I bet that warranted a DOH! from the wife.