My personal favorite among Kom proverbs is one that Gil Schneider put on
his Kom note cards years ago -- Don't insult the crocodile until after
you've crossed the river -- but I have no translation for it and no idea
about its genesis or where he collected it. I asked George Mbeh about it
and he noted that he doesn't know the Kom word for crocodile. Any
thoughts from anyone? has anyone ever heard a Kom person say this? Best,
Eugenia Shanklin
Professor, Anthropology