Proverb – Polish

W marcu jak w garncu.

“March’s weather is like a pot.”

The weather in March changes all the time; sometimes rains, sometimes the sun is out. It is like a pot—mixing the weather together; everywhere in Poland.

The informant is from Poland. She is currently attending university in Los Angeles, CA. She has been studying in the United States for the past four years.

The informant said she learned the phrase in school.

This is an example of a fixed phrase proverb that utilizes a simile. The simile that March’s weather is like a pot does not make sense out of context, but if the idea that inside a pot the mixture can always be changing is considered, the meaning is relatively easy to grasp.