Ika Adage #1- Porcupines

A brief introduction.

Adages are quotes or proverbs with hidden messages. Like words of wisdom. Here I will share with you some proverbs that are native to where I come from. I’m Ika and it’s an Igbo dialect that is native to North-Eastern Delta state, Nigeria.

I will explain and give background info to the quotes but feel free to add your own interpretation and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Be nice. This is a positive zone.  

Enjoy and I hope you learn something new about Nigerian culture.
This is quite self-explanatory knowing that porcupines have spikes. This adage is similar to “Birds of the same feather flock together” and “show me your friend and I will tell you who you are”. This basically means you associate yourself with people you share similar characteristics with and it could go both ways; good or bad.

Another meaning could be you are “defined” by your social circle; if your friends study all the time, you most likely do the same. If your friends party all the time, you mostly likely do the same. You get?
Poor porcupine though, it must hurt to fall amongst thorns even when you’re naturally covered in spikes. I hope it landed well.

Any thoughts? Let your thoughts run loose in the comments below. 

Miss LAJA 

2 thoughts on “Ika Adage #1- Porcupines

  1. It's kind of interesting to see the other quotes as understood by the contributors in this post! Yes, I do agree with all. This is because each one when put together gives a bigger picture of your own explanation of the adage! Love this and look forward to more ! Well done!

  2. Exactly, plus having people give their different interpretations opens a space for conversation. The various perspectives are really refreshing! Thank you for stopping by!


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