Wednesday, June 11, 2008

English Proverbs: How do they relate to you?

Many language has certain sayings or proverbs that teach some moral lesson about like, and English is no exception. Choose one of the following proverbs, share your ideas on what it means, and then tell us how it relates to your own life:

  • Charity begins at home.
  • Don't bite off more than you can chew.
  • The best things in life are free.
  • The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
  • Walk the walk and talk the talk.


  1. "The more you know, the more you know you don't know" is a meaningful proverb. People often say the less your knowledge is, the smaller your dream is. As we learn more things, we realize that there are so many things we don't know. I sometimes feel flooded with knowledge, both academic and social.

  2. Thank you for including the correct form of "walk the walk"; so often it's abbreviated to "walk the talk," which of course is meaningless!

  3. Hi Randall, just to say thank you for blogging about the English language. I need all the help I can get and this blog is definitely useful in my effort to brush up my English.

    I've been trying to learn English on my own using all the free resources available online.

    I guess "the best things in life are free" after all.


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