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Proverbs, Adages, Idioms, and Witticisms from Around the World

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by colcifer, Oct 29, 2012.


  1. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    i.e., not originally in English.

    The man who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; the man who doesn't ask is a fool forever.

    ~Chinese proverb
     
  2. "Meh"

    ~ Homer Simpson; MakiSupaStar; others
     
  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    "You can only shake your ass at one party at a time".
    - My grandmother, in Yiddish
     
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    "We are all children of the same God."

    Mitt Romney
     
  5. "Don't count your phone books before your feet stink"
    - My brother
     
  6. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    "Never let your meatloaf or your pussy willow"
    -My 89yr old Grandma on her deathbed
     
  7. It's raining like cow peeing.
    - French expression

    You fight like a cow.
    - Some pirate on Melee Island
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Measure carefully; no matter how many times you cut it off, it's still too short.

    - My Dad.
     
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    You can prick your finger, but you can't finger your.........

    Keep your nose clean and don't .... up.

    My old man.
     
  10. +1 Absolutely
     
  11. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    " He who walks on eggshells must have a chicken in his life."
    Duane Gonzales
     
  12. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Nostalgia keeps you from remembering things as they really were
     
  13. Sigh. OP called for English translations of other one liners.

    May you live in interesting times. Chinese backhanded curse.
     
  14. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Yes, but it was Colcifer but it doesn't count :bag: ;)
     
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Thats what I posted.
     
  16. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    "He say you brade runna."

    ~Sushi Master
     
  17. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Quote from while he was a missionary?


    I LOL'ed.
     
  18. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    :D

    Okay, here's a real one:

    “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”

    ~Lao Tzu
     
  19. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Some Russian ones I found:

    Alphabet is the step to wisdom.

    The thief who stole an altyn (3 kopecks) is hung, and the one who stole a poltinnik (50 kopecks) is praised.

    Your elbow is close, yet you can't bite it.

    Safety first.
     
  20. For what you think is a good-looking girl, until you get close:

    French - belle de loin, loin d'etre belle!
    English - nice from far, far from nice!

    It probably translates the same in many other languages as well! ;)