An African American proverb (?)

Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 4 15:06:45 UTC 2009

Totally off the cuff and uninformed, but I wanted a crack:

What God got Lot out, for a man, he'll get it.

Don't laugh too hard...


Charles Doyle wrote:
> Several scholars have identified as a proverb the expression "What God got lot out for a man he'll get it."
> ...
> But what is the grammar of the sentence?  Following the auxiliary "got," is that (apparent) verb "lot" a rare participle of "lay"--or what the transcriber actually heard for "laid"?  Or is it a contraction of "allotted" or some other verb based on "lot" in the sense of 'destiny'?

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