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Granny Said Two Things

Posted By Naifang Hu On May 7, 2015 @ 10:05 pm In Folk speech,Proverbs | Comments Disabled

Ба́бушка на́двое сказа́ла.

Babushka nadvoei skazala.

Grannie said two things.

No one can know anything for certain; all things have two sides.

This proverb’s meaning is difficult to ascertain just from the wording, as it has been shortened. A longer version of the same proverb is, “Granny was telling fortunes, said two things.” It alludes to the ambiguous nature of prophecies.

 


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