Posted by: Dr. Y. | August 25, 2017

Proverbe sur les mots blessants / Proverb on Hurtful Words


Natte africaine, African mat (Source:

Une parole est comme un fil de raphia; si vous le tirez de la natte, vous ne pourrez le remettre à sa place (Proverbe Bornu – Tchad).

A word is like a thread of raffia; once you pull it from the mat, you cannot put it back (Bornu proverb – Chad).


  1. That’s a great proverb and it is all too true. Even though we don’t have that much raffia in America (it’s all imported), the concept still rings true.


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