By Stephen Arnott
Peculiar Proverbs is a hilarious and enlightening choice of actual proverbs from around the globe that ignores the sayings we're all acquainted with and makes a speciality of the more obscure. a few are deft, witty, and colourful, others are only undeniable bizarre, yet they're all fascinating.
The proverbs are grouped in subject matters starting from paintings (or purposes now not to), relatives lifestyles, love, meals, age, faith, cash, and lots of extra. Humor and knowledge characterize these extraordinary and quirky sayings, and they reveal a lot approximately their international locations of foundation, and many approximately human nature.
Peculiar Proverbs comprises sayings you won’t locate in the other assortment, occasionally so surreal they defy you to decipher them, delivering hours of leisure. take into accout: The guy who tickles himself can giggle whilst he chooses.
*Dogs and impolite humans don't have any arms (Italy)
*God guard us from pitchforks, for they make 3 holes (Switzerland)
*It isn't really valuable for monks to marry so long as peasants have other halves (Germany)
*A partner's mother, just like the yucca tree, comes in handy underground (Cuba)
*Better the gurgling of a camel than the prayers of a fish (Egypt)
*Give a puppy an appetizing identify, and consume him (China)
*There are solid humans: one in every of them is lifeless, and the opposite one used to be no longer born (Estonia)
*Mediocrity is hiking a molehill with no sweating (Iceland)
*You can't drink water, it isn't vodka (Russia)
*A cow pat is wider whilst trodden on (Ireland)
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FINNISH 37 COURAGE AND CAUTION It’s hard to be a hero – the advice seems to be to play it safe (or invest in a pair of running shoes). 38 38 COURAGE AND CAUTION He who has no courage must have legs. ITALIAN Caution is no cowardice, even fleas are armed. UKRAINIAN He who licks the saucepans at home will not be killed in battle. CZECH Caution is the mother of the porcelain chest. GERMAN 39 PECULIAR PROVERBS He who has burnt his mouth with milk, blows on ice-cream. TURKISH Sheltered by a wall even an old woman becomes courageous.
UKRAINIAN In the steppe even a beetle is meat. RUSSIAN 55 PECULIAR PROVERBS Herring is in the land, the doctor’s at a stand. DUTCH He who eats apples every day takes the doctor’s bread away. CZECH An apple at night puts the dentist to flight. ENGLISH For the invalid, a doctor; for the healthy, a sausage. ESTONIAN 56 FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD No herring, no wedding. MANX When you see a village with nine houses and ten inns, flee from it. BULGARIAN The stomach teaches the Laplander to shoot. FINNISH Click the teeth and the stomach will open the door.
JAPANESE 44 Dry pants catch no fish. BULGARIAN 45 45 PECULIAR PROVERBS He who would sweep the hut must not sit on the broom. BANTU (SOUTH/CENTRAL AFRICA) A woman without a baby has no excuse for sitting down. IRISH Fair words butter no cabbage. SERBIAN Two soldiers, nine captains. CROATIAN 46 WORK (AND REASONS NOT TO) God is a good worker, but he loves to be helped. BASQUE He who sleeps the red from the sun, sleeps the fat from the cabbage. DANISH The ground is always frozen for lazy pigs. DANISH He who does not wish to soil his hands and feet will have inactive teeth.
Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World by Stephen Arnott