Do you know what the proverb “Bull ole yuh tek tring tie ‘im” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Age.”
Bull ole yuh tek tring tie ‘im.
TRANSLATION: Bull is old any weak-string can hold him.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: People are more easily manipulated or controlled as they age due to loss of physical and mental strength.
Di olda di moon di brytah it shine.
TRANSLATION: The older the moon the brighter it shines.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Older people give better advice since they’ve had more life experience.
Wha yuh nuh know olda dan yuh
TRANSLATION: What you do not know is older than you are.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Older people have the wisdom of personal experience to draw upon.