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Definitions of "Man noh dun cross ah riva noh haffi cuss alligiata lang mout lang."



1. Man noh dun cross ah riva noh haffi cuss alligiata lang mout lang.


English Translation

Do not offend people knowing full well they are in a better position to cause you harm


Definition

Literally, it means one who is not done crossing a river does not have to cuss that crocodile has a long mouth. It's intended meaning is "Do not offend people knowing full well they are in a better position to cause you harm"


Example Sentences

Patois: Memba seh man noh dun cross ah riva noh haffi cuss alligiata lang mout lang. Di don dada cudda kuff yuh wen yuh did tel im dat whollipa nonsense.
English: Mind you you do not offend people knowing full well they are in a better position to cause you harm. The boss could have slapped you when you told him that bunch of crap.


Related Words

One, one coco full basket , Mi cum yah fi drink milk, mi no cum yah fi count cow , Every hoe ha them stick a bush , Wah sweet nanny goat ago run him belly ,


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posted by CongoKalungaGangalee on December 21, 2015