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Unformatted text preview: African Parallel : If you visit your fellow too much, he will not respect you. But if you make yourself scarce, he will pine for your company. Meaning: Literal American Equivalent : Good fences make good neighbors OR distance makes the heart grow fonder. 5. Slave Proverb: A scornful dog will eat dirty pudding. African Parallel : When a dog is hungry, it eats mud. Meaning: Adversity causes one to do things he would not do in good times. American Equivalent : Desperate times call for desperate measures. 6. Slave Proverb: The best swimmer is often drowned. African Parallel : The expert swimmer is carried away by the water (Zulu, Tonga) Meaning: There is no absolute certainty of anything....
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- Fall '09