One Week, One Proverb

Case 14:

If a chicken egg cracks a palm nut, the stone will hide its face in shame.


10 thoughts on “One Week, One Proverb

      1. Hello friend…well, yes, it keeps the mind sharp. Here is the traditional (Ibo) interpretation of the proverb: a strong/able person who refuses to carry out a task assigned to him, will definitely hide his face in shame if a less stronger person does the same job better and faster.

  1. I’m so glad you gave the traditional interpretation Uzo. I was struggling to figure it out. It’s a brilliant proverb because it’s true! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

    1. You’re welcome. When I posted the proverb, I knew it would be quite hard for most people (this includes some of my Ibo brothers and sisters) to figure out. I think subsequent proverbs will come along with footnotes that will help the reader, hence create a more interactive platform.

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