Friday, March 08, 2013


Here is a  proverbs quiz for the evening of International Women's Day.  Just match the proverbs and one saying, 1 - 6, with their meanings, a - f:

1.  Essiri comu 'a matri ri Sampietru.

2.  Bona terra e bona mugghieri portanu all'omu beni.

3. Fimmina bona, vali chiù di 'na corona.

4.  L'òmini fanu i fatti: ma su' i fìmmini ca fanu l'òmini.

5.  Na fìmmina, na pàpira e un tammùru fanu succédiri 'a rivoluzioni.

6.  Fìmmini e vôi, di li paisi toi.

Duomo di San Pietro, Modica

a.  A good woman is worth more than a royal crown.

b.  Get women and oxen from your own town.

c.  To be like St Peter's mother [said to have been grasping].

d.  Men make events but women make men.

e.  Good land and a good wife bring a man wellbeing.

f.  A woman, a goose and a drum are enough to start a revolution [a reference to Sicilian history].

To see the answers, highlight the space below:

1c, 2e, 3a, 4d, 5f, 6b.


Lee said...

No. 3 has to be a, I would think.

5 - f

2 - e

6 - b

4 - d

1 - c

The above are my guesses. I will be interested to know how many, if any, I got right!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks for having a go, Lee. Answers are at the bottom of the post.


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