Jamaican Sayings – 8

“What sweet nanny goat ago run eeh belly”

This saying is kind of a mix of three English sayings; “What seems too good to be true is usually too good to be true,”  and “Everything in Moderation,”  and “Pride goeth before a fall.”

It may be said when a person is happily dating a married person, or when someone is enjoying something too much.

Often when kids are doing something they should not, like picking a neighbour’s fruits, or enjoying what doesn’t belong to them, this is said.

It is a warning, often said tiredly with a predictive sense.


What do you think?

Written by jaylar