Friday, December 14, 2012

You Were Saying?

Translation:  Kiss my tush
Some Yiddish proverbs and sayings the SJG has never heard before, and yet, I love them all the same. Courtesy of:

1.If they give you--take; if they take from you--yell!
2.Charge nothing and you'll get a lot of customers.
3.Don't spit into the well--you might drink from it later.
4.Do not worry about tomorrow, because you do not even know what may happen to you today.
5.If one person tells you that you have ass's ears, take no notice; should two tell you so, procure a saddle for yourself.
6.You can't chew with somebody else's teeth.
7.If you spit upwards, you're bound to get it back in the face.
8.You can't dance at two weddings at the same time; nor can you sit on two horses with one behind.
9.Had you gotten up early, you wouldn't have needed to stay up late.
10.One who has the reputation of an early riser may safely lie in bed until noon.
11.For dying, you always have time.
12.When a fool is silent, he too is counted among the wise.
13.Silence is the fence around wisdom.

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