Do you know what the proverb “Before cack put awn im draws” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Work.”
Gi mi baaskit fi karri waata.
TRANSLATION: Give me basket to carry water.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Giving someone a task that’s impossible to accomplish.
Mek wan jackass bray
TRANSLATION: Allow one donkey to bray at a time.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Don’t everyone try to talk at once or add to the confusion in any situation.
Tuh much rat nebba dig gud ole
TRANSLATION: Too many rats never dug a good hole.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: A good job/project/activity can be ruined if there are too many individuals attempting to carry out the same task or if everyone isn’t pulling their weight.