Do you know what the proverb “To suck salt outta wood’n spoon” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Persistence.”
To suck salt outta wood’n spoon.
TRANSLATION: To suck salt from a wooden spoon.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Use your skills and abilities to overcome difficult situations and conditions instead of looking for the easy way.
Victarey nuh cum fram lie dung eena bed.
TRANSLATION: Victory does not come by Iying down in your bed.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: You have to actively work for success instead of waiting for it to fall in your lap.
Ef yuh waan good yuh nose haffi run.
TRANSLATION: If you want good your nose have to run.