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Sources[ edit ] "Who will bell the cat? Proverbs come from a variety of sources. Others are taken from such diverse sources as poetry,  stories,  songs, commercials, advertisements, movies, literature, etc.
Many proverbs are also based on stories, often the end of a story. For example, the proverb " Who will bell the cat? Tolkien  and some of these proverbs have made their way into broader society, such as the bumper sticker pictured below. Lewis' created proverb about a lobster in a pot, from the Chronicles of Narniahas also gained currency.
In a fictional story set in a real society, the movie Forrest Gump introduced "Life is like a box of chocolates" into broad society. 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".
Those sayings that are adopted and used by an adequate number of people become proverbs in that society. Even within English-speaking cultures, there is difference of opinion on how to interpret the proverb " A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Most see the proverb as promoting teamwork. Others understand it to mean that an argument requires two people. Interpretation of proverbs is also affected by injuries and diseases of the brain, "A hallmark of schizophrenia is impaired proverb interpretation.
Imperative, negative - Don't beat a dead horse. Imperative, positive - Look before you leap. Parallel phrases - Garbage in, garbage out. Rhetorical question - Is the Pope Catholic?
Declarative sentence - Birds of a feather flock together. However, people will often quote only a fraction of a proverb to invoke an entire proverb, e. It is also an old proverb in English, but now last is no longer known to many.
Conservative language[ edit ] Latin proverb overdoorway in Netherlands: Though spoken language may change, many proverbs are often preserved in conservative, even archaicform. In English, for example, "betwixt" is not used by many, but a form of it is still heard or read in the proverb "There is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.
This conservative nature of proverbs can result in archaic words and grammatical structures being preserved in individual proverbs, as has been documented in Amharic,  Greek,  Nsenga and Polish.
For example, English speakers use some non-English proverbs that are drawn from languages that used to be widely understood by the educated class, e. Proverbs are often handed down through generations.
Therefore, "many proverbs refer to old measurements, obscure professions, outdated weapons, unknown plants, animals, names, and various other traditional matters. For example, a proverb of the approximate form "No flies enter a mouth that is shut" is currently found in Spain, France, Ethiopia, and many countries in between.
It is embraced as a true local proverb in many places and should not be excluded in any collection of proverbs because it is shared by the neighbors. However, though it has gone through multiple languages and millennia, the proverb can be traced back to an ancient Babylonian proverb Pritchard Another example of a widely spread proverb is "A drowning person clutches at [frogs] foam", found in Peshai of Afghanistan  and Orma of Kenya,  and presumably places in between.
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