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A cat may look at a king.

English proverbs and their origins. [more inside]
posted by Brian B. on Apr 2, 2011 - 22 comments

Scots' speech for the glaikit

Losh! That's a stoater of a web site!
posted by persona non grata on Jul 21, 2006 - 20 comments

"Sex without love is an empty gesture. But as empty gestures go, it is one of the best." Woody Allen, quoted on Aphorisms Galore. Kiss the next 15 minutes bye-bye.
posted by luser on Oct 12, 2001 - 12 comments

I hear trite sayings all the time.

I hear trite sayings all the time. Sometimes they're smart and funny, sometimes they bug the crap out of me. Here's one that has always bugged me: "No matter where you go, there you are." Anybody else have a saying they like or dislike? My newest favorite: "Always listen to your parents-even if they're in jail." Please share...
posted by ashbury on Oct 6, 2001 - 48 comments

What do you say when it's raining and sunny at the same time?

What do you say when it's raining and sunny at the same time? In Abkhaz, "the devils are getting married." In Amharic, "the hyena is giving birth." In Arabic, "the rats are getting married." In Dutch, it's a "fair in hell." In Galician, "the Devil goes to Ferrol." And so on...
posted by Mo Nickels on Aug 24, 2001 - 70 comments

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