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People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you're not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It's yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don't owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don't even start asking for theirs.
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Ashanti Proverbs
Ashanti Proverbs from Ghana

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.
Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
Even though the old man is strong and hearty, he will not live forever.
Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king.
If you are in hiding, don't light a fire.
It is Mr. Old-Man-Monkey who marries Mrs. Old-Woman-Monkey.
It is no shame at all to work for money.
It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.
It is the fool's sheep that break loose twice.
It's a bad child who does not take advice.
Money is sharper than a sword.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
One cannot both feast and become rich.
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
Only when you have crossed the river, can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout.
Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots. (Ashanti)
The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town.
The poor man and the rich man do not play together.
The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
There is no medicine to cure hatred.
Two small antelopes can beat a big one.
What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.
When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.
When a man is coming toward you, you need not say: "Come here."
When a man is wealthy, he may wear an old cloth.
When a woman is hungry, she says, "Roast something for the children that they might eat."
When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hawk.
When the fool is told a proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him.
When you are rich, you are hated; when you are poor, you are despised.
When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.
Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
14 days ago
Maltese Proverbs
Norwegian Proverbs

Nynorsk (New Norwegian)
See below for Bokmål; see also Ord og Uttrykk (external)


     Mann og viv er eitt liv.

     Det kjem vit med voksteren.

     Godt lag gjer kort dag.

     Dess høgare kall, dess høgare fall.

     Når ein bøyer retten, så brotnar han.

     Det vil alle ha øksa i bjørneskallen, men ingen vil halda i skaftet.

     Gammal kjærleik rustar ikkje.

     Det er ofte kvite blomar på svarte kvistar.

     Fattige vener skal ingen forsmå, dei hjelper så godt dei formå.

     D'er mange vener medan vel gjeng; d'er få når ein mest treng.

     Den som vil freden nyta, skal ikkje freden bryta.

     Ein skal ikkje gå imellom når to oksar stangast.

     Løynleg hat er verre enn ufred.

     Skaden er betre hindra enn lindra.

     Når lukka er best, skal ein vara seg mest.

     Tak lukka varleg, ho vender seg snarleg.

     Den som Vårherre vil spara, kan aldri forfara.

     Den same herre som væter, han tørkar og.

     Mannen spår, og Vårhere rår.

     Vi er Vårherre ein daude skuldige.

     I dag raud, i morgon daud.

     Det lyt ein gong fyrst vera.

     D'er ingen så lang han ei må tøya seg, og ingen så låg han ei må bøya seg.

     Små gryter har også øyro.

     Smådyra lever så lenge som dei store vil

     Det skal ikkje mykje til før det gjer vondt i auga, sa mannen; det låg eit havrekorn inni.

     No skal du sjå, sa sogningen; han datt ned av kyrkjetaket.

     Reinleiken er ein god ting, sa kjerringa; ho snudde skjorta si julaftan.

     Gjev vinden ville venda seg til eg skal heim att, sa kjerringa, ho rodde i motvind.

     Dei vaska han vel på baken (baktala han).

     I dag meg, i morgon deg.

     Drikk medan du lyster, tynna har ei syster.

     Han gler seg på tynt øl.

     Hadde rauva vori av glas, så hadde ho gått i knas (når ein dett og ikkje slær seg).

     Bend boge brest

     Kresen kone får sjeldan sur mjølk

     Mange mæler eitt, meiner anna.

     Raka medan du har rive.
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