Do you have this proverb in English? Page 2

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  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 23 Jan 2013 08:56:59 7,386 posts
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    Slowly slowly catchy monkey.
  • kalel 23 Jan 2013 08:58:18 83,875 posts
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    Yes, we have that proverb in English.
  • warlockuk 23 Jan 2013 09:00:22 19,101 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 23 Jan 2013 09:00:57 14,942 posts
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    Thread is now "list all the proverbs you know"
  • Tonka 23 Jan 2013 09:02:01 19,840 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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  • Zizoo 23 Jan 2013 09:03:41 7,705 posts
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    A damp squid

    On tender hooks

    Nip it in the butt
  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 09:05:00 25,414 posts
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    One in the brown is worth two in the pink.

    Called it

  • Tonka 23 Jan 2013 09:05:16 19,840 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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  • kalel 23 Jan 2013 09:05:36 83,875 posts
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    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, fr man ha i benen.
    Translation: What one's head lacks, one has to have in one's legs.
    Source: Strm (1981), p. 289

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  • smoothpete 23 Jan 2013 09:08:16 31,017 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 18,241 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
  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 09:18:04 25,414 posts
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    What a fucking stupid saying

    Called it

  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 09:19:50 25,414 posts
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    If your pockets are full of sausages don't ride a mountain bike

    Edited by Deckard1 at 09:19:59 23-01-2013

    Called it

  • Ka-blamo 23 Jan 2013 09:22:54 7,108 posts
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    Measure twice, cut once
  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 09:25:40 18,241 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 31,017 posts
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    zing!
  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 09:30:31 25,414 posts
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    "If you're man enough to pull off white fluffy dogs, your penis must be large indeed."







    And yes, I meant that kind of pulling off.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 09:40:00 23-01-2013

    Called it

  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 09:38:11 18,241 posts
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    You pull your dogs off with your penis!?
  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 09:50:00 25,414 posts
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    Yes

    Called it

  • LeoliansBro 23 Jan 2013 09:53:27 41,865 posts
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    There's an old Vulcan proverb: 'Only Nixon could go to China.'

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • billythekid 23 Jan 2013 09:55:53 10,803 posts
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    He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
  • Fake_Blood 23 Jan 2013 09:59:08 3,834 posts
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    Now the monkey comes out of the sleeve.
  • UncleLou Moderator 23 Jan 2013 10:21:15 35,172 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 18,241 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.
  • Deckard1 23 Jan 2013 10:25:21 25,414 posts
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    In French I believe its "Si vos poches sont pleines de saucisses ne pas monter un vlo de montagne!"

    Called it

  • Salaman 23 Jan 2013 10:30:58 18,241 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 7,205 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 8,977 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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