Is it Monday already?
Today is the 21 July, the 202nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year.
It is also, as unbelievable as it sounds, it’s National Junk Food Day. Go, and have a burger today 😉
After Pet Peeve Phrases, and Figure of Speeches (yes I cheated by posting my daughter’s post), this week we’re going into foreign territory – literally!
Foreign Phrases. Well, do I have foreign phrases to tell you!
There are a few phrases which one can hear often in this household, and I’d say the most regular one would be: “Kleine Sűnden straft der Herr sofort”, which translates roughly to “The Lord punishes small sins instantly”. Sounds better in German right 😉
Another one you’d hear often when we’re in the car is “Frau am Steuer” – “Woman behind the steering wheel”. To not step on anybody’s foot, I won’t go into further details here! LOL.
Then there’s “Wie der Herr so’s Gescherr” … which is “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”
“Der Wind, der Wind, das himmlische Kind” – I think it’s from “Hansel & Gretel”, Who did it? “The Wind, the heavenly child” – in other words, not me, and I don’t know who did it or I don’t want to tell you.
“Geh mit Gott aber geh!” …. Yeah, I use that a bit, too. Quietly, though. It translate more or less to “Go with God, but just leave”
And then … of course … how could I forget “C’est la vie” … I’d say everyone likes this one.
Have a wonderful week, my friends, but before you go, tell me whether you have a favourite foreign phrase and which one is it?
ஐ Auf Wiederseh’n ஐ À bientôt ஐ Arrivederci ஐ slán a fhágáil ஐ