Sicilian saying of the day: the humble jackass


Piazza Armerina, Enna

U sceccu porta sempri u barduni

A donkey always carries the load.

Yet another folk saying to do with the humble donkey, a symbol of hard work and stubbornness.

Simply put, a jackass will always be an ass.

Hummmm, a leopard doesn’t change its spots, simply doesn’t have the same directness does it!?!?

For the record a ‘barduni’ is a type of saddle especially made for donkeys to carry heavy weight and keep the animal from being distracted as they apparently can be quite feisty and single minded.