Posted by: Dr. Y. | January 24, 2017

Proverbe sur la perception du bien chez les autres / Proverb on the perception of good for others

Kola nut

Kola nut

Une noix de Kola dans la bouche du voisin ne vous semble pas amère (Proverbe Ekonda – République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)).

Kola nut in the neighbor’s mouth does not seem bitter (Ekonda Proverb – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)).


  1. I had to look up what a Kola nut was at first, and then the proverb made sense afterwards. It’s sort of like the saying “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side”.


    • Yes… that’s correct: it is indeed similar to ‘the grass is always greener on the other side.’

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      • Very much so. Going slightly on a tangent, I also didn’t know Cola actually came from the Kola nut in the etymology. I wondered if it was the case, and I was proven right. Haha!


      • Yes… that is very true…

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      • I feel like more and more things and terms have come out of Africa in ways I didn’t even realize.


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