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  • craigy Staff 23 Jan 2013 08:56:59 7,849 posts
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    Slowly slowly catchy monkey.
  • Deleted user 23 January 2013 08:58:18
    Yes, we have that proverb in English.
  • warlockuk 23 Jan 2013 09:00:22 19,259 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Salaman wrote:
    Like this variation on "don't throw bricks in a glass house": if you have butter on your forehead you should stay out of the sun.
    Eh? I don't get that one at all..
    Me neither to be honest. It's mostly used in Holland, especially politicians seem to find it a a handy saying when under siege from opposition parties/members. Although these days they usually say the first part about the buttered forehead and leave out the "in the sun" bit.
    Isn't the English version of that "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"?

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 23 Jan 2013 09:00:57 16,913 posts
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    Thread is now "list all the proverbs you know"

    AVOID

  • Tonka 23 Jan 2013 09:02:01 22,173 posts
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    Salaman wrote:

    I can't think of the right phrasing for the life of me but there is a Flemish saying that goes along the lines of "what the head neglects, the legs have to compensate or suffer or something similar"
    It's bugging me now.
    Sounds very similar AND confirms the old mysterious flemish/swedish link.

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  • Ziz0u 23 Jan 2013 09:03:41 8,748 posts
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    A damp squid

    On tender hooks

    Nip it in the butt
  • Tonka 23 Jan 2013 09:05:16 22,173 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    I use butter in my cooking to ensure the food isn't too hot.
    As in spicy hot? Otherwise you're doing it wrong.

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  • Deleted user 23 January 2013 09:05:36
    Gnnnn...
  • jellyhead 23 Jan 2013 09:06:38 24,350 posts
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    Swedish Proverbs with English equivalents. Might be in that lot somewhere.

    edit: No, no we don't not according to Wiki anyway.

    Det man inte har i huvudet, får man ha i benen.
    Translation: What one's head lacks, one has to have in one's legs.
    Source: Ström (1981), p. 289

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  • smoothpete 23 Jan 2013 09:08:16 32,094 posts
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    I asked two Dutch people, one had heard of the butter head sun thing. One had not, but said "If you have butter on your head you are two faced - you would say one thing to one person to please them and something completely different to another person to please that person too"
  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 09:16:39 20,075 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I asked two Dutch people, one had heard of the butter head sun thing. One had not, but said "If you have butter on your head you are two faced - you would say one thing to one person to please them and something completely different to another person to please that person too"
    It's a real thing, seriously.


    Here's a newspaper headline from last October:
    "Nike has kilos of butter on it's head for supporting cheater Armstrong"
    http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/3184/opinie/article/detail/3331947/2012/10/15/Nike-heeft-kilo-s-boter-op-het-hoofd-met-steun-aan-valsspeler-Armstrong.dhtml
  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 09:25:40 20,075 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    If your pockets are full of sausages don't ride a mountain bike
    It's not that hard to make up similar non-sensical proverbs to the glass house/butter on the forehead one.

    If your dogs are white and fluffy don't call people "gay".
  • ED209 23 Jan 2013 09:27:14 505 posts
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    "If you have butter on your buttocks, you are welcome in my house"

    Samantha Janus?

  • smoothpete 23 Jan 2013 09:27:29 32,094 posts
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    zing!
  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 09:38:11 20,075 posts
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    You pull your dogs off with your penis!?
  • billythekid 23 Jan 2013 09:55:53 11,611 posts
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    He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
  • Fake_Blood 23 Jan 2013 09:59:08 4,810 posts
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    Now the monkey comes out of the sleeve.
  • UncleLou Moderator 23 Jan 2013 10:21:15 36,129 posts
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    There's a German proverb that's identical to the one in the op. Was man nicht im Kopf hat, hat man in den Beinen.
  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 10:23:09 20,075 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Salaman wrote:

    I can't think of the right phrasing for the life of me but there is a Flemish saying that goes along the lines of "what the head neglects, the legs have to compensate or suffer or something similar"
    It's bugging me now.
    Sounds very similar AND confirms the old mysterious flemish/swedish link.
    Maybe Germany is your missing link Tonka?

    I wonder if the Italians have a similar proverb and whether there are regional variations on it between the north and south.
  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 10:30:58 20,075 posts
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    Nah, the french is "ne nique pas des chiens sans sufficant de poil pour bien se prendre" or something like that.
  • sirtacos 23 Jan 2013 11:00:14 7,422 posts
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    Confucius say, you be docta not graphic designa or you not my son.
  • the_dudefather 23 Jan 2013 11:33:45 9,546 posts
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    'If you're going to get fucked by the devil, make sure you bring some icecubes'

    (ง ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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