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Stargate Phoenix
December 16th, 2009, 08:04 AM
You know how Daniel and Oma always had these sayings like:

If you immediatley know the candle light is fire the meal was cooked a long time ago.

does anyone know what it means and does anyone have one they made up if so please post!:tealc39:

thekillman
December 16th, 2009, 09:24 AM
if you immediately know the answer, you have experienced the same long ago

Shpinxinator
December 16th, 2009, 09:49 AM
I always took it as something like

"Don't over think things, if something is obvious then it's obvious"

Chimeran
December 17th, 2009, 04:06 PM
I don't know why there is so much fuss about this saying, especially since both Oma and the Kheb monk gave the answer explicitly before saying the riddle: "because it is so clear it takes a longer time to realize it"

General Jumper One
December 17th, 2009, 04:31 PM
"How deep is the river if you cannot see the bottom" - Threads

Werewolfhero
December 18th, 2009, 10:06 AM
"A tall man cannot hide in the short grass."

"Lightning flashes, sparks shower, in one blink of your eyes you have misseen."

"The river tells no lies, though standing on the shore, the dishonest man still hears them."

all from meridian.

AVFan
December 18th, 2009, 09:19 PM
"Though the lights are on, nobody's home."

-Jack O'Neill, Abyss :D

Stargate Phoenix
December 24th, 2009, 11:23 AM
I made one up a short time ago:

What good is strength to a man who does not know how to use it.
I always found that oma and daniel had some kind of game with these sayings it was always confusing though.

AVFan
December 29th, 2009, 12:52 AM
I made one up a short time ago:

What good is strength to a man who does not know how to use it.
I always found that oma and daniel had some kind of game with these sayings it was always confusing though.

That actually sounds more like something Bra'tac would say. Still good.

Leucothea29
December 31st, 2009, 09:47 PM
One I've seen somewhere:

Don't tempt the alligator before you cross the river

A bit easier to understand than Oma's sayings though...