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Proverb A proverb (from ) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language.
Proverb Another type of grammatical structure in proverbs is a short dialogue:
Proverb On the non-fiction side, proverbs have also been used by authors. Some have been used as the basis for book titles, e.g. "I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self" by April Lane Benson. Some proverbs been used as the basis for article titles, "All our eggs in a broken basket: How the Human Terrain System is undermining sustainable military cultural competence." Proverbs have been noted as common in subtitles of articles such as "Discontinued intergenerational transmission of Czech in Texas: 'Hindsight is better than foresight'." Many authors have cited proverbs as epigrams at the beginning of their articles, e.g. "'If you want to dismantle a hedge, remove one thorn at a time' Somali proverb" in an article on peacemaking in Somalia. An article about research among the Māori used a Māori proverb as a title, then began the article with the Māori form of the proverb as an epigram "Set the overgrown bush alight and the new flax shoots will spring up", followed by three paragraphs about how the proverb served as a metaphor for the research and the present context.
Proverb Also, the following pair are counter proverbs from the Kasena of Ghana: "It is the patient person who will milk a barren cow" and "The person who would milk a barren cow must prepare for a kick on the forehead". The two contradict each other, whether they are used in an argument or not (though indeed they were used in an argument). But the same work contains an appendix with many examples of proverbs used in arguing for contrary positions, but proverbs that are not inherently contradictory, such as "One is better off with hope of a cow's return than news of its death" countered by "If you don't know a goat [before its death] you mock at its skin". Though this pair was used in a contradictory way in a conversation, they are not a set of "counter proverbs".
Proverb A film that makes rich use of proverbs is "Forrest Gump", known for both using and creating proverbs. Other studies of the use of proverbs in film include work by Kevin McKenna on the Russian film "Aleksandr Nevsky", Haase's study of an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood, Elias Dominguez Barajas on the film "Viva Zapata!", and Aboneh Ashagrie on "The Athlete" (a movie in Amharic about Abebe Bikila).
Proverb Éric Rohmer, the French film director, directed a series of films, the "Comedies and Proverbs", where each film was based on a proverb: "The Aviator's Wife", "The Perfect Marriage", "Pauline at the Beach", "Full Moon in Paris" (the film's proverb was invented by Rohmer himself: "The one who has two wives loses his soul, the one who has two houses loses his mind."), "The Green Ray", "Boyfriends and Girlfriends".
Proverb English examples of using proverbs in music include Elvis Presley's "Easy come, easy go", Harold Robe's "Never swap horses when you're crossing a stream", Arthur Gillespie's "Absence makes the heart grow fonder", Bob Dylan's "Like a rolling stone", Cher's "Apples don't fall far from the tree". Lynn Anderson made famous a song full of proverbs, "I never promised you a rose garden" (written by Joe South). In choral music, we find Michael Torke's "Proverbs" for female voice and ensemble. A number of Blues musicians have also used proverbs extensively. The frequent use of proverbs in Country music has led to published studies of proverbs in this genre. The Reggae artist Jahdan Blakkamoore has recorded a piece titled "Proverbs Remix". The opera "Maldobrìe" contains careful use of proverbs. An extreme example of many proverbs used in composing songs is a song consisting almost entirely of proverbs performed by Bruce Springsteen, "My best was never good enough". The Mighty Diamonds recorded a song called simply "Proverbs".
Proverb The proverb with “a longer history than any other recorded proverb in the world”, going back to “around 1800 BC” is in a Sumerian clay tablet, "The bitch by her acting too hastily brought forth the blind". Though many proverbs are ancient, they were all newly created at some point by somebody. Sometimes it is easy to detect that a proverb is newly coined by a reference to something recent, such as the Haitian proverb "The fish that is being microwaved doesn't fear the lightning". Also, there is a proverb in the Kafa language of Ethiopia that refers to the forced military conscription of the 1980s, "...the one who hid himself lived to have children." A Mongolian proverb also shows evidence of recent origin, "A beggar who sits on gold; Foam rubber piled on edge." A political candidate in Kenya popularised a new proverb in his 1995 campaign, "Chuth ber" "Immediacy is best". "The proverb has since been used in other contexts to prompt quick action." Over 1,400 new English proverbs are said to have been coined in the 20th century. This process of creating proverbs is always ongoing, so that possible new proverbs are being created constantly. Those sayings that are adopted and used by an adequate number of people become proverbs in that society.
Proverb In an abstract non-representational visual work, sculptor Mark di Suvero has created a sculpture titled "Proverb", which is located in Dallas, TX, near the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Proverb Cartoonists, both editorial and pure humorists, have often used proverbs, sometimes primarily building on the text, sometimes primarily on the situation visually, the best cartoons combining both. Not surprisingly, cartoonists often twist proverbs, such as visually depicting a proverb literally or twisting the text as an anti-proverb. An example with all of these traits is a cartoon showing a waitress delivering two plates with worms on them, telling the customers, "Two early bird specials... here ya go."