Today’s Dicho is about Sleepy Shrimp

Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente.
In other words, the sleeping shrimp gets carried away in the current. (Or gets eaten by the water fowl)

So, amigos, ponganse las pilas and go after what you want.

* We’re adding Dicho del Dia to the Tiki Tiki on a regular basis now.

We love dichos!  They inspire us, make us laugh, showcase our Latin humor, insight, smart and silly. So, if you have a dicho you love and use regularly, send us a note so we can feature it.

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By Carrie on October 20, 2010 · Posted in dicho del dia, headline

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Posted on October 20th, 2010

Marcela says:

Looking forward to Dicho al Dia!! Love dichos too!!!

And thank you…I think I needed this dicho today!
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Posted on October 20th, 2010

Melek says:

LOL Carrie!

I love the following dicho:

“No se pierde ni un bautizo de muñeca”

(He/she doesn’t even miss a doll’s baptism)

It refers to people who are everywhere … and don’t miss out on anything … no matter what the event is, you can count on them being there! ;)

I wish you well :) Melek

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” ~ Unknown

Posted on October 20th, 2010

Roxana A. Soto says:

OMG! This is awesome! I love dichos!! And I use tons of them…

Just this week, my man and I have been using the following one a lot. He’s been looking for a new job, but everything out there seems like worse crap than what he already has, so:

“Más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer” (or its variation: “Màs vale diablo conocido que santo por conocer”.

Here’s another one I love which always reminds me of Willie Colón’s great song, El Gran Varón:

“Palo que nace doblao, jamás su tronco endereza!”

Love it!
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Posted on October 20th, 2010

Jessie Nuez says:

I LOVE dichos!

Here’s mine – no es más rico el que más tiene, sino el que menos necesita
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Posted on October 20th, 2010

Jessie Nuez says:

I love those dichos – they are so true!
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Posted on October 20th, 2010

Carrie says:

Yay! We’re loving the dichos idea! I love them too…and of course, the crazy Cubans who raised me always threw dichos at me, so maybe that’s why I love them so? Who knows.

But, glad the new feature esta loved.

Posted on October 20th, 2010

Lou says:

Oh my gosh, my mom is ALWAYS using dichos. My favorites:

“Ojos que no ven, corazon que no siente.”
“El es muy conocido en su casa a la hora de comer.”
“Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.”
And, of course, referring to anything that doesn’t make sense as “un arroz con mango.”

=)
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Posted on October 21st, 2010

Mica says:

I walked into a room at my job the other day and I heard a fellow Cubana proclaim “eramos poco y pario Catana”. Hmmm, don’t know how I should take that???

Posted on October 22nd, 2010

Melissa says:

I heart dichos! Here’s one: “Se cree que es la última Coca Cola del desierto.”
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Posted on October 23rd, 2010