26 Good Guyanese Sayings

Guyana is located in South America along the North Atlantic coast. With the official language of English, this country has much British colonial architecture and a rich culture. Here is a look at some of the best Guyanese sayings every documented.

“A good thief is the best guardian.”

“After laugh come cry.”

“Belly full behind drunk.”

“Big tree fall down, goat bite he leaf.”

“Bush get ears and dutty get tongue.”

“Cuss when yuh ah guh, nah wheh yuh ah come out.”

“Don’t try to force your foot into every stocking.”

“Every story has two sides.”

“Fish and cast-net nah friend.”

“Good and evil often come from the same source.”

“Nah every big head get sense.”

“Never shop for black cloth at nighttime.”

“Not all of a scholar’s knowledge comes from what he learned from his teacher.”

“Not all who go to church go there to pray.”

“One man money mek too much man cry.”

“One, one dutty build dam .”

“People may look alike, but all act differently.”

“The devil tempts but doesn’t force.”

“When coconut fall from tree he can’t fasten back.”

“When Mumma dead family done.”

“When the ear does not hear the eye will see better.”

“When the mighty fall on hard times, they are disrespected by all.”

“When your neighbor’s house is on fire, throw water upon your own.”

“You can’t chew bone with gum.”

“You can’t suck the cane and blow a whistle .”

“You tel tara and tara tell tara.”

Here is a new perspective shared on Guyana from its cross colonialism and post slavery days.