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“Make Hay When the Sun Shines”

This is an American/English proverb that is saying the same thing as, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” or almost the same idea as, “The early bird gets the worm.”

Madame Monet

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February 5, 2008 - Posted by | culture, Proverbs and Sayings

9 Comments »

  1. To take it a stage further, I always feel this saying is about capitalising on the optimum moment, that moment not necessarily being now, but simply the moment when your actions will give you the greatest return.
    “The early bird gets the worm” should be updated to include modern stereotypes, along the lines of “The early German tourist gets the poolside sunbed.”

    Comment by kevmoore | February 5, 2008

  2. The same in French: “il ne faut pas remettre au lendemain ce qui peut être fait le jour même”. There is too a very strange word for name the fact of putt off until tomorrow something you can do today: “procrastination”

    Comment by contessine | February 5, 2008

  3. Woh Contessine, you know thiiiiings! Never heard this word before…
    And, don’t forget: tonight, and not tomorrow, dinner by Uncle Claude!

    Comment by Miki | February 5, 2008

  4. Good one!
    If only there was an antidote to laziness.. ermm.. is there one?

    Comment by supersizeme | February 5, 2008

  5. Careful, Supe,

    “Lazy youth makes a lousy age”
    An antidote? yeh! Come to me, I’ll make you work! Cleaning, cooking, shopping, gardening, counting, carrying Kevin’s guitar and my golf bag, driving, reading books to me, fighting my boredom, drawing, writing, and if you do all that well and there is some time left, i’ll allow you to look at Nancy Football Club…

    Comment by Miki | February 5, 2008

  6. Actually Supe, Miki’s got a point…we could REALLY do with the hedge trimming. 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | February 5, 2008

  7. and with the palm tree cutting…
    oh yeh, the house facade must be repainted too…

    Comment by Miki | February 5, 2008

  8. Oyee.. Kev and Miki..
    What did your your last slave die of?

    Comment by supersizeme | February 5, 2008

  9. I wish to purchase Parrots in the Land of Oz on DVD. When will it be accessible?

    Comment by xiaorr456 | September 14, 2011


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