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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 1:52pm On Jun 25, 2007
Mgbe nwanyi muru umu iri, odighi ihe mere na abali ona amaghi maka ya
When a woman has ten children, there is nothing that happens in the night that she does not know about.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by mezainab(f): 1:54pm On Jun 25, 2007
youngies:

Thanks for the verdict, but I don't know how cute-Bottom and moondust will react when they read your verdict. Hope your head will still be on your shoulder then.  grin  wink

Tell him o! you no even say me-zainab, as i don de react and vibrate, arrrhg!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 2:03pm On Jun 25, 2007
me-zainab:

Tell him o! you no even say me-zainab, as i don de react and vibrate, arrrhg!
You see, the reactions are already rife.

Igaghi eti nwata ihe ma si kwa ya ebela akwa
You do not beat a child and at the sametime order him not to cry.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by mezainab(f): 2:21pm On Jun 25, 2007
Ihe okenye noro ala hu,nwata rigoro n'elu ogaghi ahu ya.

What an elderly person sees while sitting down, a younger person ,even while at the top can't see.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 2:26pm On Jun 25, 2007
me-zainab

You are really gearing up, good effort. Now start hiting it hard wink
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 2:35pm On Jun 25, 2007
Nsuko ga egwu orimiri ukwu na nke nta, mana ite ofe nwa agadi nwayi ga eri ya
The crab may swim across big and small rivers but it will eventually end up in an old woman's soup pot.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by mezainab(f): 3:37pm On Jun 25, 2007
@youngies

kedu nke jikoro udene na onye na akpu isi? what's the relationship between the vulture and a barber?
ebe i makwara na nnunu na- efe n'elu, anya ya no na-ala.

The bird is flying in the air but its eyes are on the ground.that is to say that its good to know where you are coming from, just chere, ana m abia ,
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by mezainab(f): 3:40pm On Jun 25, 2007
besides,ukwa ruo oge ya odaa, a ripe breadfruit falls by itself
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by cuteass1(f): 10:43pm On Jun 25, 2007
blue-sky:

not sure undecided
keep up comin guys, at the moment youngies is in the lead tongue

angry angry angry angry grin Bia @ blue-sky, are u asleep?? How can u make such a verdict??
It is overruled jare!! tongue grin

@me-zainab

I salut oo, sorry i wasn't online earlier, hope to meet up on you later wink

@ Youngies

Hope your head isnt sweeling out of proportion, this game isn't won yet, not by a long shot tongue
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by cuteass1(f): 10:50pm On Jun 25, 2007
Let me continue rocking ma boat:

Ônye meghaa onwe ya, O bo agwu
When someone disgraces themselves (instead of owning up), they blame madness grin


Nkenu jide, nkenu enye mmadu; mmadu jide, nkenu a gbaba isi akwala

When Nkenu (the bird) is in possession of something, it doesn't give to man, when its man's turn to be stingy, it starts proving difficult
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by cuteass1(f): 11:10pm On Jun 25, 2007
Enwe si na ya agaghi agôrô nwa ya kwô n'azu (nani nke ya bu n'afô), nihi na ya amaghi ma nke ya kwô n'azu agaôrô utu rachaa
The monkey said it can only verge for the child it is pregnant with, because the one being backed can easily pluck a fruit without its knowledge (true talk)


Ônye rie ihe mgbe ô di ndu, mgbe ô ga-anwu, ô debe eze ka ô na-achi ôchi grin
Eat when you're alive, when you die, you'll keep your teeth as though you were smiling lol



Bring it on peeps, i'm ready for every Tom, Dick and Harry tongue
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by bluesky4(f): 11:40pm On Jun 25, 2007
cute-Bottom:

angry angry angry angry grin Bia @ blue-sky, are u asleep?? How can u make such a verdict??
It is overruled jare!! tongue grin

ofcourse i think ur truly winning the contest wink
i had to make his ego big so he can bring more proverbs.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by cuteass1(f): 12:16am On Jun 26, 2007
blue-sky:

ofcourse i think your truly winning the contest wink
i had to make his ego big so he can bring more proverbs.


Eheen, now you're talking kiss kiss kiss kiss grin
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 10:28am On Jun 26, 2007
cute-Bottom:

Eheen, now you're talking kiss kiss kiss kiss grin

Conspiracy!!! tongue
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 11:37am On Jun 26, 2007
Any weapon fashioned against me shall. . .

Agbowo dike izu, agbagharia ya
If you conspire behind a strong man, be rest assured that the issue must be re-visited
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by cuteass1(f): 12:19pm On Jun 26, 2007
youngies:

Agbowo dike izu, agbagharia ya
If you conspire behind a strong man, be rest assured that the issue must be re-visited

Re-visiting abu ônye obodo ebee?? tongue No re-visiting here abeg, just struggle for second position, or else i'll take that one too, you choose grin
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 12:32pm On Jun 26, 2007
cute-Bottom:

Re-visiting abu ônye obodo ebee?? tongue No re-visiting here abeg, just struggle for second position, or else i'll take that one too, you choose grin


Hmmmm,

Mmadu adighi eji ukwu n'abuo agba kum
One cannot use two legs to kick at the same time

Mmadu adighi abu ogbeye burukwa amosu
One cannot be a pauper and at the same time be a witch

Cute-Bottom the die has been cast, show yourself for this place cheesy
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 12:33pm On Jun 26, 2007
HELLLOOOO EVERYONE!
who are those running their mouths?
hush now 4 the king is back!

Ama ka nwoke esi ike oghaghi atu so chi ya ogu
No matter how strong or great a man is he would never challenge his god.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 12:37pm On Jun 26, 2007
Oh you are here, welcome bro, but remember. . .

Obughi onye na ebu ogwugwu bu eze
The man who carries the deity is not a king
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 12:42pm On Jun 26, 2007
Ihe nwoke n'amaghi kariri ya
What a man does not know is greater than he


Onye enweghi ebe o ga adadebe ga adadebe n'ikpere nke ya
A man who has no where to put his hand for support puts it on his own knees.

cute-Bottom:


Bring it on peeps, i'm ready for every Tom, Dick and Harry tongue

dream on baby! cool
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 12:45pm On Jun 26, 2007
Nwa nnunu fere be na mkpumkpu amaghi kwa na oka no 'nala
A bird that flies from the ground onto an anthill, does not know that it is still on the ground.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 12:48pm On Jun 26, 2007
youngies:

Oh you are here, welcome bro, but remember. . .

Obughi onye na ebu ogwugwu bu eze
The man who carries the deity is not a king

thank you! but you have to know that I gave u guys a long head-on so that when my bombardment starts, u won't be too devastated.
maka asi na
Onye kariri mmadu kariri chi ya
He who is greater than a person is greater than his god
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 12:57pm On Jun 26, 2007
Onu bu ngwo-agha umu nwanyi mana okpupu aka ka eji ama dike
the woman's tool of warfare is her mouth while the warrior is known with his hands

adigi agwa ochi nti n'agha esu
Even the deaf is aware of impending war


Awo anaghi agba oso ehihie n'efu
the frog doesnt run during the daytime for no cause
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 1:02pm On Jun 26, 2007
@
cute-Bottom
u should be part of this face-off
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 1:05pm On Jun 26, 2007
Onye jee obodo ebi m nti, o biri nke ya tinye.

If one goes to a land where they cut off ears, he should cut off his own and contribute them.


Ewu mmadu abuo nwere na-ehi ura nezi.

A goat owned by two people sleeps outside.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 1:35pm On Jun 26, 2007
moondust:

thank you! [b]but you have to know that I gave u guys a long head-on so that when my bombardment starts, u won't be too devastated.[/b]maka asi na
Onye kariri mmadu kariri chi ya
He who is greater than a person is greater than his god


You asked for it and now you got it in the ol'man style, cheesy grin

Nwoke umunna ya gburu adighi agba mme
The man who is murdered by his kinsman does not bleed.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by moondust(m): 2:14pm On Jun 26, 2007
Ngwere si n'elu daa, enweghi onye huruya. okwe n'isi
when the lizard falls from a wall, and nobody sees it, it nods to itself
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 3:03pm On Jun 26, 2007
Onye arachaghi onu ya, uguru anara ya rachara ya
You either lick your lips or the hammattan licks them for you. shocked
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by chidichris(m): 3:12pm On Jun 26, 2007
Ndi igbo si, a sokata eze anya, e kpuru nkata n'ihu gwa ya okwu --- fearing! fearing the king, basket in the face, talking to the king
O chu nwa okuko nwe ada, nwa okuko nwe nwe-nwe osu --- pursuing the chicken, falling falling, chicken runing run
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by chidichris(m): 3:19pm On Jun 26, 2007
onye gba oto anaghi amanye aka nakpa -- a Unclad man does not put hand in the pocket

anaghi a hapu ike nyuru ahu, ga kuwa isi okpu --- you don't leave the Bottom that fart to knock the head that does not.

nwanyi ike ukwu a natu uju, o ya ga akpo onwe ya aba ulo --- a woman with big Bottom that people fear her will never , gigi herself, someone must charge her battery for her.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 3:26pm On Jun 26, 2007
chidichris nwa mama ya dikwara gi mma oh cheesy
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by mezainab(f): 5:56pm On Jun 26, 2007
yes kedu ndi no eba a!

A fulani may lie but s/he will not make a lying proverb!

@ youngies

Mmadu nwee chi oma, a si na ogara na nke onye na -agba afa mana onwee chi ojoo ma obu na enwegi onye enyemaka ,asi na onweghi olile anya.

if a man is fortunate ,people say he's been to the diviner,if he's destitute, they say he's hopeless.

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