Posted by: Dr. Y. | July 18, 2018

Proverbe sur les personnes ignobles / Proverb on Despicable People


Mille-pattes / Centipede

Un tronc d’arbre avec un mille-pattes dedans (Proverbe Zulu – Afrique du Sud). – Se dit de quelqu’un qui est haineux.

A tree trunk with a centipede in it (Zulu proverb – South Africa). – Said of someone who is hateful.


  1. That’s the thing about African proverbs. They can be so creatively worded, yet the meaning is clear.


    • Yes… and the creative shape comes from our native tongues.

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      • That doesn’t surprise me, but that’s still great to know.


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