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.