Thursday, 27 December 2012

Learning English Proverbs – It’s Hilariously Easy by Oh Teik Theam

This book is a collection of English proverbs that presented through hilarious jokes with vivid illustrations. It makes reader more understand about the proverbs.

Learning English Proverbs – It’s Hilariously Easy

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1. “Dear,” said the husband to his wife, “this morning I ran behind a bus and saved a dollar. Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves, you know.”

“You fool,” she retorted, “you should have run behind a taxi and saved five dollars!”

Proverb: Save in small amounts and eventually you will have a large amount.

2. Seeing that the pupil had not washed his face, the teacher reminded him that cleanliness is next to godliness. “I can see what you had for breakfast this morning,” she asked.

“What did I have?” the pupil asked.


“Wrong! That was yesterday!”

Proverb: it is a virtue to keep clean in person and attire.

3. “Someone’s been telling tales out of school.”


“You-you promised not to give away our secret.”

“I didn’t give it away- I exchanged it for another one!”

Proverb: Don’t reveal information that is supposed to be kept secret.

4.  Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


You’re lying. Opportunity knocks only once.

Proverb: When an opportunity to do something which you have set your mind on comes, take advantage of it, for it may never come again.

5. A weary-looking man who had been looking for a job for many months saw a police poster headed ‘Thief Wanted’.

Any port in a storm,” he said to himself. “I’m going to ask for the job.”

Proverb: In times of difficulty any way out is welcome.

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