Correction alert: Forewarned is forearmed

In Nigeria, the expression ‘to be forewarned is to be forearmed’ has been passed down for so long that the original saying is apparently unknown to many.

However, the correct saying is ‘forewarned is forearmed’.

It is used to say that if you have the knowledge of a problem before it occurs, you will be prepared for it.


  1. “Forewarned is forearmed,” he said, walking away.
  2. We were expected to be ready for the riot because forewarned is forearmed.

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