08 November 2011

Tsumo - Shumo

Ukaona tsuro yomisa nzeve
yonyera nhanga yokutiza.

When you see a hare raising its ears it is about to run away.

When a usually composed person acts oddly or suspiciously it indicates that he wants to avoid blame or embarrassment. People quote the proverb at the chief's court to warn the judges of the cunning of the accused.

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger

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