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Weird Words of Wisdom

Updated on January 15, 2013

Welcome to Weird Words of Wisdom

Today we are paying tribute to several peculiar proverbs and weird if not sometimes wacky words of wisdom from around the world.

Most of these little gems never see the light of day because wisdom is not a commodity that is valued by bankers, coupon-clippers, or hedge fund managers.

All of which suggests that there comes a time in the life of everyone, (including the grunts and the grand pooh bahs), when they realize there is one saving grace to kicking the bucket, at least they'll never have to cry over spilt milk again.

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Wacky Words of Wisdom for a Wonky World

It's hard to soar with dragons, when you work with gargoyles.

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Let's have a round of applause for those funny folks from Iceland! - They really know how to put things into proper perspective.

Mediocrity is climbing a molehill without sweating.

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Okay Smarty Pants, what are the three most important things in life to remember? - Well, if you live on Harold's planet, you probably know the answer!

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"Dumplings are better than cherry blossoms."

-- A Japanese proverb meaning flowers can't satisfy your hunger but food can; or, practical things are more important than intangibles like beauty. --

Birds of a feather flock together. - But when it comes right down to it ...

"If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself." -- Haitian Proverb

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A very fishy if not fanciful bit of wisdom if ever you're really confused about life.

Better the gurgling of a camel than the prayers of a fish." -- Egyptian proverb

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"Dogs and rude people have no hands."

-- Italian Proverb --

REMEMBER WHAT CONFUCIOUS SAY: - It's time to get with the program for pity's sake and whatever you do

"Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river."

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The night owl doesn't give a hoot if the early bird gets the worm!

Wanna tickle yourself pink? - Well have a wee peek at this peculiar proverb.

"The man who tickles himself can laugh when he chooses."

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"A mother-in-law, like a yucca tree, is useful underground."

-- Cuban Proverb --

A Posthumous Word or Two from A Pesky Pirate

A bewildered Blackbeard wondered, "How can I run a tight ship when I'm surrounded by a bunch of loose canons?"

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Weird Words of Wisdom Poll No. 1 - So smartypants, why don't you complete these weird words of wisdom.

The Irish have oodles of things going for them, leprechauns, rainbows, shamrocks, and pots of gold plus a few witty words of wisdom.

So all you have to do is provide the answer to this peculiar proverb.

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A cow pat is ...

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Weird Words of Wisdom Poll No. 2

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If you take a squirrel out of the water, he will

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Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World
Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World

A rather fine collection of curious words of wisdom from foreign lands which is sure you delight and entertain even the most difficult to please reader.

 
Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World
Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World

Why not pick-up this potty piece of prose anyone who owns a Kindle reader.

 
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WISE AND OTHERWISE

A funny weird words of wisdom game that will have you rolling on the floor and in stitches!

 

Weird Words of Wisdom Poll No. 3 - Are you ready for an African safari?

Please complete the following Cameroon proverb to the very best of your ability -- okay, take a stab in the dark if you really must.

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Why did you go into the clearing in the bush without first

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The Monk of Malts & Mirth invites you to pull up a pew - And pray for happy hops and sensational suds!

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

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Santa Says: - A balanced diet does not include dim-sum dumplings!

On the other hand, if you've lost your gingerbread men or your marbles, a spot of tea and a plate full of Chinese fortune cookies at your local reindeer restaurant will do in a pinch.

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Feedback from the frontlines of peculiar proverbs. - Feel free to share your own wacky words of wisdom.

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      Fun! thanks

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