Proverbs and wise sayings played an important and significant role in ancient African culture and traditional history. Their hidden meanings main function was to warn, teach, entertain and prevent tragedy by using wise examples through oral literature, stories and wise sayings. This article presents 100+ Funny African Proverbs and hidden, deeper Meanings You Didn’t Know in relation to the present.
By: Fatuma's Voice
Generally, ancient African proverbs talk about life, love, death, cheating, friendship, marriage, commitment and other important social issues. They express intellectual and emotional attitudes: disappointment, sympathy, intention, acceptance as well as moral attitudes: approval, disapproval, appreciation, apology or regret.
Most of the best funny African proverbs were short, funny and humorous. Because of their deep euphemism, they had an ability to wisely pass inspiring and important lessons or life teachings in serious situations.
Here is a list of 24 Funny Ancient African Proverbs with a hidden deeper Meaning:
The only woman who knows where her man is every night is a widow. – Togolese Proverb
A child can play with its mother’s breasts but not with the father’s testicles. – Ghanaian Proverb
Without fools there would be no wisdom. – Traditional African Proverb
When a fly perches on a man’s scrotum, he immediately learns humility. – Ghanaian Proverb.
A person who sells eggs should not start a fight in the market. – Traditional African Proverb
A widow is the only woman who knows where her man is every night. – Togolese Proverb
If u go to sleep with an itching anus, u are sure to wake up with smelly fingers. – Kenyan Proverb
The man who marries a beautiful woman and the farmer who grows corn by the road side have the same problem. – Ghanaian Proverb
However much the buttocks are in a hurry, they will always remain behind. – Traditional African Proverb
Swallowing a knife may be hard but once you do, the anus always finds a way to expel it. – Seychelles Proverb
The major reason why a tortoise will carry the weight of its house forever is fear. – Nigerian Proverb
An erected penis has no conscience. – Ugandan Proverb
No matter how far a man can urinate, the last drop will always land between his feet. – Kenyan Proverb
When you see a woman sitting with her legs open, never tell her to close them, because you do not know her source of fresh air. – Ethiopian Proverb
It requires a lot of carefulness to kill the fly that perches on the scrotum. – Traditional African Proverb
Hot temper will never cook yams. – Nigerian Proverb
The frowning face of a goat cannot stop its owner to take it to the market. – Traditional African Proverb
A truthful man will soon find himself expelled from 9 villages. – Kenyan Proverb
A man with diarrhoea will not require any one to give them the direction to the door. Ugandan Proverb
The day a mosquito lands on your testicles is the day you will know there is a better way of resolving issues without using violence. – Senegalese Proverb
Human feces will always smell, no matter how small – Gambian Proverb
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