Friday, December 04, 2009


Once again it's "proverbs quiz" time and once again I risk my feminist credentials by posting some politically incorrect proverbs about women. All you have to do is match the proverbs 1 - 6 with their meanings a - f, then highlight below where it says, "Please highlight below for answers" and they will miraculously appear!

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1. L'occhiu di la Siracusana fa nasciri la serpi di la tana.

2. Li difetti de la zita s'ammùcciana cu la dota.

3. Cu li fimmini mancu lu diavulu.

4. Fimmini trintina, jèttalaa la marina.

5. Sedi, sedi, figla, sedi, cù megghiu vintura veni.

6. Unni la donna cuverna, la pace nun ci sverna.

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a. Even the devil can do nothing with a woman.

b. Peace doesn't come to spend the winter where a woman is in charge [ie., there is no peace].

c. The dowry makes up for a fiancée's defects.

d. Wait, wait, my daughter, wait for better fortune to come.

e. When a woman is about 30, throw her into the sea.

f. The eyes of a Syracuse girl make even a snake leave his den.

Please highlight below for answers:
1f, 2c, 3a, 4e, 5d, 6b.

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