Author Archives: Daniel Rahmann

Proverb – German

German: “Aller guten Dinge Sind Drei” My Translation „All good things come in threes“ My informant said this quote to me in the form of encouragement, providing a non-literal interpretation, which is “Third time’s a charm”. This saying comes as a form of encouragement, and as it has double meaning, can also be used for… Continue Reading »

Proverb – Paris, France

French:                                                            Translation: “Après la pluie le beau temps”                        “Beautiful weather comes after the rain” Informant: “I learned this in primary school in Paris when I was very young. I do not remember the time that I learned it, I felt that I grew up with this phrase being used a lot. To me it is… Continue Reading »


“Once this baby came out premature and died, so they called it the tuyul. Really scary looking and looks like a deformed baby midget. Myth was that the dukuns – witch doctors – would have these tuyuls to steal money, they would keep them in a jar. They liked two things: money and blood. That’s… Continue Reading »