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As They Say In Zanzibar

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5 Those who know how to bend the fish-hook know how to straighten it TANZANIA

6 Those who cannot cut the bread evenly cannot get on well with people CZECH REPUBLIC

7 A crooked log makes a good fire FRANCE

8 How can there be a forest without a crooked tree? BULGARIA

9 Think not because the cane is bent the sugar is crooked too MALAYSIA

10 In crooked wood one recognizes the artist TOGO

11 Crooked furrows grow straight grain CANADA

12 One camel does not make fun of another camel’s hump GUINEA

113 ROUNDNESS

1 When you eat a round cake, do you begin at the centre? NIGERIA

2 At a round table every seat is first GERMANY

3 All that is round is not a cake LIBYA

4 You can’t eat a square meal off a round table USA

5 Grief and joy are a revolving wheel INDIA

6 If my aunt had wheels, she might be an omnibus NETHERLANDS

7 Any spoke will lead the ant to the hub USA

8 The energy of the dung-beetle is put into rolling its ball of dung CHINA

114 PROMINENCES

1 The protruding nail will be pounded down JAPAN

2 Little crows have the largest beaks BELGIUM

3 Sparrows clean their beaks against the branch on which they sit ESTONIA

4 Every little bird has a long beak NAMIBIA

5 Those who are not in the habit of riding forget the spurs IRELAND

6 A low stump upsets the sledge FINLAND

115 HOLES

1 If it is your own lantern, do not poke holes in the paper CHINA

2 If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging USA

3 Dig a well before you are thirsty CHINA

4 The nail suffers as much as the hole NETHERLANDS

5 God preserve us from pitch-forks, for they make three holes SWITZERLAND

6 When someone’s coat is threadbare, it is easy to pick a hole in it ENGLAND

7 Those who think they are building a mound may only in reality be digging a pit CHINA

8 If you engrave it too much it will become a hole INDIA

9 Silent worms bore holes in the wall JAPAN

10 Different holes have different fish MALAYSIA

11 Only those who have travelled the road know where the holes are deep CHINA

12 The hollow of the ear is never full SENEGAL

13 The one who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves CHINA

14 Even a mole may instruct a philosopher on the art of digging CHINA

116 SHARP THINGS

1 Where the needle goes the thread must follow POLAND

2 No needle is sharp at both ends CHINA

3 A hot needle burns the thread CÔTE D’IVOIRE

4 One thread for the needle, one love for the heart SUDAN

5 A needle cannot hold two threads or a mind two thoughts ETHIOPIA

6 Better be stung by a nettle than pricked by a rose ENGLAND

7 The more you squeeze a nettle the less it stings GERMANY

8 That which is to become a good nettle must sting early SWEDEN

9 Never feed a dog with corn, nor attempt to pick your teeth with a pair of scissors CHINA
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