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#51 Mon 16 Feb 09 7:08pm

minerva

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Occupation Walking the Old Ways
From Living in the Wild Woods
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Re: favorite colorful expressions

No, Kye mate, the "Yellow Peril" was in days of yore always the feared & enigmatic (& very inscrutible) oriental, denizen of the opium den..........however the said yellow peril from "down the road" rides a very small bike, very fast, taking off toes willy-nilly given not even 1/2 a chance!

I have taken to venturing out with a very long & whippy cane, on the off-chance that said peril trying to extract my nether appendages with said bike might give me the chance of jabbing a spoke or two as he whizzes by!
I'll get him yet, I'm not thinking of dying soon!

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#52 Mon 16 Feb 09 7:14pm

whitedog

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Member since Sat 09 Feb 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

My uncle's mother used to say, dead with their clothes washed to indicate the extremity of someone's dead, in answer to a question as to whether or not whoever they are  might be deceased.

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#53 Mon 16 Feb 09 8:00pm

MsPablo

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Re: favorite colorful expressions

Our Portuguese friend's grandmother from Galicia had an expression when she would use when she was very, very angry, 'Me caga na hostia divina' meaning 'I sh*t on the holy wafer'.  The children would do things to make her angry to cause her to say that because they liked it so much.

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#54 Mon 16 Feb 09 8:05pm

Nutty Nette

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Member since Wed 17 Dec 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

Ya can,t have meat with out gravy wink As stated by a Yorkshire chef

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#55 Mon 16 Feb 09 8:15pm

minerva

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Re: favorite colorful expressions

"I'm fair nettled"...........I've had enough & you're about to get a battering!

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#56 Mon 16 Feb 09 10:29pm

SusanneH

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Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: favorite colorful expressions

Horse expressions here include the translations of most you mentioned, but there is always this one:
to grin/smile like a honey cake (=ginger bread) horse. (grinsen wie ein Honigkuchenpferd)

No idea if they mean horse shaped ginger bread or what? And why is it grinning? But it means that the person is grinning/smiling/beaming from one ear to the other

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