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Jamaican Proverbs on Time

Jamaican Proverbs on Time

Do you know what the proverb “Before cack put awn im draws” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Time.”

Before cack put awn im draws.
TRANSLATION: Before cock puts on his drawers (underwear).
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: It’s so early in the morning that roosters haven’t even awoken to crow.

Day langa dan rope.
TRANSLATION: The day is longer than a rope.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Even if it takes a long time, wrongs will eventually be righted and justice will be served.

Fram saltfish deh shingle ouse.
TRANSLATION: From saltfish was shingling house.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Something that happened a long time ago.

Fram mi yeye deh a mi knee.
TRANSLATION: From my eyes were at my knees.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: From the time someone was a small child.

Lang run, shaawt ketch
TRANSLATION: Long run, short catch.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: People that get away with wrongdoing will eventually be held accountable and be punished for their actions.

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